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Earthstock: Stony Brook Great Debate
Start Date: 4/23/2015Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 4/23/2015

Event Description:
Subject: Be it resolved that the United States needs to spend $3.6 trillion before 2020 to rebuild critical public infrastructure, or the US will steadily spiral down into a second rate country.

Moderator: James Klurfeld, School of Journalism
Parliamentary Whip: Malcolm Bowman, School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences

Nicole Gelinas is the Searle Freedom Trust Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. Gelinas writes on urban economics and finance, municipal and corporate finance, and business issues. 

Peter Salins is University Professor of Political Science at Stony Brook University, Director of SBU’s Graduate Program in Public Policy and former Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the State University of New York.

Lee Koppelman has dominated planning on Long Island for more than 50 years. He was the longtime Suffolk County Director of Planning and Head of the Long Island Regional Planning Board as well as being Director of Stony Brook University’s Center for Regional Policy Studies.

Gilbert Anderson joined Suffolk County Department of Public Works in July of 2006 as Chief Deputy Commissioner, becoming Commissioner in February 2007. The projects he has overseen include numerous storms recovery projects (including Irene, Sandy and Nemo), the reconstruction of numerous county highways, construction of the new Yaphank Jail Expansion, reconstruction of the various Court facilities, implementation of many energy efficiency programs as well as the resurgence of interest in wastewater treatment facilities and sewer infrastructure.

Resource Material: American Society of Civil Engineers Report Card 2013 website.

Hosted by The Humanities Institute and Sponsored by the Schools of Journalism and Marine & Atmospheric Sciences.
Location Information:
West Campus - Humanities  (View Map)
100 Nicolls Road
Main Entrance
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 632-6000
Room: 1006

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