On Wednesday, Nov. 15, Arthur Petersen presented “Climate Change and Public Policy: Lessons from the Netherlands” at Elmhurst University in Elmhurst, Ill.
Petersen, is professor of science, technology and public policy at University College London, and is also editor-in-chief of Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science. Previously, he spent more than 13 years as a scientific adviser on environment and infrastructure policy for the Dutch government.Besides his work for the Dutch government, he served as chief scientist of the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. He also is a research affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as a visiting professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Petersen has doctoral degrees in atmospheric science, public policy and theology, and most of his research is about dealing with uncertainty.
Susan is an author with a long-time interest in religion and science. She currently edits Covalence, the Lutheran Alliance for Faith, Science and Technology’s online magazine. She has written articles in The Lutheran and the Zygon Center for Religion and Science newsletter. Susan is a board member for the Center for Advanced Study of Religion and Science, the supporting organization for the Zygon Center and the Zygon Journal. She also co-wrote Our Bodies Are Selves with Dr. Philip Hefner and Dr. Ann Pederson.