Muhlenberg College to host Global Climate Change conference

The conference, a joint partnership between Muhlenberg College and the Higher Education Alliance (HEA) of the Humpty Dumpty Institute, will be held on Friday, February 24.

By: Victoria Marsala '17  Wednesday, February 22, 2017 04:37 PM

The departments of international studies, public health, political science and economics will sponsor the conference.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Seegers Union Event Space and will include three hour-long themed sessions, a luncheon for the speakers and invited students and faculty and a roundtable session to cap off the event. The speakers at the conference will be from United Nations-affiliated agencies, and topics will include public health, conflict and sustainability in relation to global climate change.

HEA is an alliance brought to life by the Humpty Dumpty Institute. HEA serves to build bridges between the UN and academic institutions, aiding in the process of creating the next generation of global leaders and instilling global awareness on campuses. HEA has partnered with international communications firms based in Europe to extend the alliance worldwide.

The Humpty Dumpty Institute is a non-profit whose goals include addressing difficult global and domestic issues by establishing innovative and strategic public/private partnerships that provide solutions to serious problems. Humpty Dumpty’s partners include the U.S. government, the United Nations, sovereign nations around the world, celebrities and activists, other leaders and non-governmental organizations.

Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg is a highly selective, private, four-year residential, liberal arts college located in Allentown, Pa., approximately 90 miles west of New York City. With an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2200 students, Muhlenberg College is dedicated to shaping creative, compassionate, collaborative leaders through rigorous academic programs in the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences as well as selected pre-professional programs, including accounting, business, education and public health. A member of the Centennial Conference, Muhlenberg competes in 22 varsity sports. Muhlenberg is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.