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Dr. Edward Lorenz

Title

Reid-Knox Professor of History and Political Science, Director Public Affairs Institute

Discipline

History and Political Science

Educational Background

University of Chicago, Ph.D. 1978

Georgetwon University, MA, 1972

Towson University, B.S. 1966

I am...

Committed to improving public policy making

My career at Alma began in

1989

I'm an expert in

human rights, labor rights, environmental policy

Recent publications:

“Civic Empowerment in an Age of Corporate Excess,” in Robert B. Richardson, ed.

Building a Green Economy: Perspectives from Ecological Economics (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2013), 119-134.

Edward Lorenz, Community Empowerment in an Age of Corporate Excess, (East Lansing: Michigan State Univ. Press, 2012).

Other recent accomplishments:

In February, I received a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, to fund study on Promotion of Cooperative Enterprises in Distressed Urban and Rural Communities. (It arose from student-faculty research in Mondragon, Spain.)

 

I've led

I’ve been Chair, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Community Advisory Group for Michigan’s Pine River watershed (1997-2001); currently Chair of Health Committee (2002-       ) overseeing PBB study with Emory University (see PBBregistry@emory.ecu).

Member U.S. EPA, National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology, Superfund Subcommittee (2002-2004): analyzed performance of agency and assessed national needs for environmental remediation and produced report on Superfund’s future (see publications, below).

President, Michigan Conference of Political Scientists (1993-94, 2000-2001).