[act-ma] 4/17/2011 -- "The Weather at War" with Kleinfeld, Ferenbach, Naughton & Wrobel; presented by Ford Hall Forum

Mary Curtin marycurtin at comcast.net
Mon Mar 14 16:00:31 PDT 2011

Ford Hall Forum
at Suffolk University

The Weather at War

Rachel Kleinfeld, Carl Ferenbach,
and Harold Naughton

moderator Jack Wrobel

Thursday, April 7, 6:30-8 pm

C. Walsh Theater

(Boston, MA 02114) Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University presents "The
Weather at War" : a Frederic G. Corneel Memorial Lecture with Dr. Rachel
Kleinfeld (Truman National Security Project), Carl Ferenbach (Environmental
Defense Fund), and Harold Naughton (MA State Representative); moderator Jack
Wrobel (Ford Hall Forum Board member).  Thursday, April 7, 6:30-8 pm.
Admission is free and open to all.  C. Walsh Theater at Suffolk University,
55 Temple Street, Boston, MA.  Wheelchair accessible and conveniently
located near the Park St. MBTA Station.  For more information, call the Ford
Hall Forum at 617-557-2007 or visit www.fordhallforum.org
<http://www.fordhallforum.org/> .

The Pentagon has declared our dependence on fossil fuels a security threat;
their primary planning document acknowledges the instability and conflict
that climate change will create.  In response, the CIA has opened a new
Center for Climate Change, the Navy and Marines have committed to reducing
carbon use, and the Army is creating carbon-neutral bases.  Rachel
Kleinfeld, Ph.D., CEO and President of the Truman National Security Project,
Carl Ferenbach, Chairman of the Board of the Environmental Defense Fund, and
MA State Rep. Harold Naughton, Iraq War veteran, join Ford Hall Forum Clerk
Jack Wrobel to discuss why the weather is suddenly a national security

Rachel Kleinfeld is the CEO and President of the Truman National Security
Project.  Previously, as a Senior Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton,
Kleinfeld worked on energy security, terrorism, homeland security, and trade
and security issues.  As a consultant at CSIS, she has written on citizen
preparedness for bioterrorism.   A Rhodes Scholar and a Truman Scholar, she
received her B.A. from Yale University and her M. Phil. and D. Phil. in
International Relations from St. Antony's College, Oxford.  Kleinfeld was
born and raised in a log house on a dirt road in her beloved Fairbanks,

Carl Ferenbach has been Chairman of the Board of the Environmental Defense
Fund since 2008.  He is the Managing Director and cofounder of Berkshire
Partners.  Based in Boston, they presently manage approximately $6.5 billion
in private equity capital contributed by institutions and individuals around
the world.  Previously, Ferenbach was a Managing Director of Merrill Lynch,
where he headed its Mergers and Acquisitions Department.  He has been a
board member of EDF since 2000 and is also the founder of the High Meadows
Foundation and the High Meadows Fund.  Established in 2004, both foundations
address environmental sustainability and seek to support organizations and
programs that are committed to a better environment.  Ferenbach is a trustee
of Princeton University and serves on the Board of Dean's Advisors at
Harvard Business School.

Harold Naughton is an attorney, a MA state representative (D), an Iraq War
Veteran and a former Advanced Research Project Agency (ARPA-E) staffer.
ARPA-E activities work to achieve the government's Recovery Act goal of
restoring America's scientific leadership by supporting research and
investing in breakthroughs, promoting energy efficiency, reducing oil
consumption, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  Naughton is a graduate
of Assumpton College and holds a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.

Jack Wrobel, Clerk of the Ford Hall Forum, is a retired USAF officer, and a
Senior Associate with Shipley Associates.  He has served as a Selectman in
Westford for nine years, a member of the Personnel Board for eight years,
and is a trustee of the J. V. Fletcher Library.  Wrobel is an advocate of
"life long learning," and has been a supporter of the Ford Hall Forum since

About Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University:

Ford Hall Forum is the nation's oldest free public lecture series.  The
Forum promotes freedom of speech and fosters an informed and effective
citizenry through public presentation of lectures, debates, and discussions.
Its events illuminate the key issues facing our society, by bringing to its
podium knowledgeable and thought-provoking speakers from a broad range of
perspectives.  These individuals speak in person, for free, and in settings
that encourage frank and open debate.

The Forum began in 1908 as a series of Sunday evening public meetings held
at the Ford Hall, which once stood on Beacon Hill in Boston.  While the
original building no longer exists, the public conversations have continued
throughout the Boston area with the generous support of foundations,
corporations, academic institutions, and individuals.  In its 103rd year of
programming, the Forum continues to build upon its partnership with Suffolk
University.  Suffolk is now housing the Forum's administrative offices just
a block away from where the original Ford Hall once stood.

Ford Hall Forum programs are made possible through the generous
contributions from individual members as well as corporations and
foundations, including Altria, The Barr Foundation, Bingham McCutchen, The
Boston Foundation, Boston Private Bank & Trust Company, CBT Architects,
Digitas, The Fred and Marty Corneel Fund, Fidelity Investment, Helen Rees
Literary Agency, Houghton Chemical Corporation, Iron Mountain, Jackson &
Company, Levine Katz Nannis + Solomon PC, The Lowell Institute,
Massachusetts Cultural Council, McCarter & English LLP, Penny Pimentel, The
Pfizer Foundation, Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation, Prince Lobel Glovsky
& Tye LLP, Sands Creative Group, Stonybrook Fine Arts, Suffolk University,
WBUR 90.9 FM, and the WGBH Forum Network.

For more information on Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University, visit
www.fordhallforum.org.  Information about Suffolk University's partnership
with the Ford Hall Forum can be obtained by contacting Mariellen Norris,
(617) 573-8450, mnorris at suffolk.edu.

Coming up next at Ford Hall Forum:

"Bittersweet Humanitarianism"
with Ashley Judd (actor/humanitarian); moderator Candelaria Silva (Roxbury
Film Festival)
Friday, April 8, 6:30-8 pm
C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University
Almost a decade ago, Ashley Judd walked away from a career as a
sought-after, award-winning actress to answer her calling as a humanitarian.
Having visited countless slums and brothels around the world in the last
decade, Judd has captured stories of survival and resilience in extensive
diaries, and now in her memoir, All That Is Bitter and Sweet.  During this
time, Judd's journey compelled her to commit to in-patient treatment for her
grief from childhood abandonment.  Author and Roxbury Film Festival founder
Candelaria Silva probes Judd's experiences in feminist social justice work
to discover the relationship between healing oneself and healing others.  A
book signing will follow the presentation.




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