Our Friend, Dr. James R. Schlesinger, R.I.P.

Dr. James R. Schlesinger died on March 27.  A consummate public servant and scholar, Dr. Schlesinger’s contributions to his country are incalculable.

For us at the Marshall Institute, he was a friend and colleague of our several members of our Board and gave generously of his time to the Institute’s programs.

Most importantly, he chaired a 2000-2001 committee that examined climate science and its implications for U.S. policy.  The resulting report, Climate Science and Policy: Making the Connection, remains true and relevant more than a decade later.

He delivered remarks at two of our Annual Dinners (in 2004 and 2005), http://marshall.org/events/public-policy-science-policy-and-the-difference/ and  http://marshall.org/events/remarks-of-dr-james-r-schlesinger-at-the-2005-annual-awards-dinner-celebration/.

He provided this February 2002 assessment of the national security threats facing the United States in the post- 9/11 world, http://marshall.org/events/responding-to-national-security-threats-in-the-post-911-world/.

James Schlesinger, R.I.P.

 

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