Center for Environmental Politics: Which Came First, People or Pollution

Paul Mohai, University of Michigan
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Gowen 1A

Paul Mohai is Professor at the School of Natural Resources and Environment at University of Michigan. His research interests include: 1) understanding the causes of disproportionate pollution burdens in low-income and people of color communities; 2) assessing the role of environmental factors in explaining racial and socioeconomic disparities in health and; 3) understanding the nature of public attitudes, both domestically and internationally, toward environmental and resource issues and how these change over time. He is a founder of the Environmental Justice Program at the University of Michigan. Because of his longtime interest, work, and leadership in the field of Environmental Justice, Professor Mohai was invited to be a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) from 2007 to 2013. Most recently he was awarded the Damu Smith Power of One Leadership Award for contributions made to the environmental justice field and movement.