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Oil Volatility, Marcellus Shale Plans Addressed at Social and Public Policy Conference

The volatility of the oil market, the public policy impact of Marcellus shale natural gas developments and the global and national impact of sustainable development will be discussed at the seventh annual Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy Conference at Duquesne University, which is focused on energy and environmental policies.

Graduate and undergraduate students will present papers at the symposium, which will also feature the following:

Response to the Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Development: Proactive Public Policy for Pennsylvania Localities, panel discussion with the Energy Research Group of the Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy

The Oil Crisis: Market Volatility and International Risk, by Dr. Kent Moors,
Duquesne Professor of Political Science and the Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy

Sustainable Development: Challenges in Search of a Strategy by Dr. Noel Brown, president of the Friends of the United Nations and former director of the United Nations Environment Programme’s North American Office

It will be on Wednesday, April 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Duquesne Room, Duquesne University Union, 600 Forbes Ave. The conference is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412.396.1780.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.