PULLMAN, Wash. Risk, theoretical and conceptual issues, energy and structural
human ecology are topics that will be discussed by internationally renowned scholars in a public symposium honoring Washington State University faculty member Eugene (Gene) Rosa.
The symposium will be 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in CUE 518. Lunch will be noon-1:30 p.m. Among the conference topics will be: “Risk and Uncertainty: Challenges for Risk Governance” and “Social Theory and Energy Transitions: Challenges and Insights.”
Rosa is the Edward R. Meyer distinguished professor of natural resource and environmental policy in the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service. Rosa is a professor of sociology and faculty associate in the social and economic sciences. He serves on the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council Standing Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change.
Rosa received his Ph.D. in 1976 in social science from the Maxwell Graduate School of Syracuse University. In 1978, he joined the faculty of WSU. Some of his honors include the 2010 College of Liberal Arts Excellence in Professional Service Award, the 2007 Distinguished Faculty Address and the 2006 Distinguished Achievement Award of the College of Liberal Arts.