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Arts & Sciences students meet former senior adviser for climate

Environmental policy and political science students attended a Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations (TCFR) dinner in Nov. at the Summit Club. The students listened to a talk given by Joshua Busby, professor of public affairs at the University of Texas, titled “Climate Change and National Security: Lessons from Two Years of Public Service in the Biden Administration.”

Busby served as a senior advisor for climate at the U.S. Department of Defense from 2021 to 2023 and has authored numerous studies on climate change, national security, and energy policy. He also serves as the principal investigator for a new two-year project on critical minerals and national security, which is being funded by the DoD.

Students from The University of Tulsa’s Kendall College of Arts & Sciences are able to attend these monthly dinners for free through a partnership between the college and the TCFR. “Students are able to meet experts in their fields, network with local professionals, and even do a little recruiting for TU by talking with the high school students who attend the event,” said Associate Dean Lara Foley.

“We have had the D’Arcy Fellows attend over the summer, environmental policy students in November, and Russian students in December along with their professor, Elena Doshlygina. Additionally, more than 10 TU students have been selected by TCFR to attend the Young Leaders Initiative in Washington, D.C.”