Lecture on the U.S. Global Change Research Program
- Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 12:00pm
- Strand Union Building - view map
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and the Montana Institute of Ecosystems will host Dr. Thomas Armstrong, Executive Director, U.S. Global Change Research Program, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Dr. Armstrong will present, The US Global Change Research Program and the President's Climate Action Plan: Taking science to action..., in the Procrastinator Theater, Strand Union Building (SUB), MSU Campus, starting at 12:00noon on November 5. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend this event.
Dr. Thomas Armstrong joined the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as the Director of National Coordination for the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) in March 2011. The USGCRP was established by Presidential Initiative in 1989 and mandated by Congress in the Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990 to "assist the Nation and the world to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change." The USGCRP is a confederation of the research arms of 13 Federal departments and agencies, which carry out research and develop and maintain capabilities that support the Nation's response to global change. Dr. Armstrong will discuss the USGCRP as well as the President's Climate Action Plan.
Dr. Armstrong previously served as the Department of the Interior's (DOI's) Senior Advisor for Climate Change and was a key figure in the implementation of Secretary Salazar's Executive Order on climate change (S.O. 3289), as well as in the development of the Department's climate change-related policies, organizational elements, and budget strategies.