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IHS created the Indiana Town Hall Series in 2008 as a way to encourage civic dialogue and to build on our reputation of connecting people to the past. By tackling contemporary issues of an enduring nature, we aim not to lecture you, but rather to invite you into a conversation where history is used to appreciate the past, understand the present and creatively envision the future. The 2010 Indiana Town Hall Series will focus on environmental challenges and opportunities.
The first of these free programs on Oct. 21 will focus on state and regional concerns. Environmental historian Phil Scarpino will explore how a historical perspective on the environment can help us better understand today’s realities. Moderator Joe Tutterrow of The Nature Conservancy and guest panelists Jesse Kharbanda, Hoosier Environmental Council; Gabriel Filippelli, Center for Environmental Health and the Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy; and Tom Swinford, Department of Natural Resources, will help participants understand issues currently facing Indiana.
This program has been made possible through a matching grant from the Indiana Humanities Council in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Presented in part by Schmidt Associates Inc. with support from the IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs.