Co-Executive Director of UCLA’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment Sean B. Hecht

Vote. Vote for People Who Have Good Policies

Sean B. Hecht is the co-executive director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and a professor of policy and practice at UCLA School of Law. He co-authored a widely cited article on the president’s authority to abolish or diminish National Monuments, “Presidents Lack the Authority to Abolish or Diminish National Monuments.” Before joining a Zócalo/UCLA Downtown panel titled “What Will California’s Coastline Look Like in 2100?” at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy in L.A.’s Little Tokyo, Hecht spoke in the green room about the …

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Los Angeles Times Environment Reporter Rosanna Xia | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Los Angeles Times Environment Reporter Rosanna Xia

Journalism Mobilizes People to Care About Something

Rosanna Xia is an environment reporter for the Los Angeles Times, covering the California coastline. She writes articles that connect science and policy, and she previously reported on natural disasters. …

UCLA Center for Climate Science Director Alex Hall | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

UCLA Center for Climate Science Director Alex Hall

Sometimes I Eat Ice Cream Sundaes for Dinner

Alex Hall is a professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and faculty director of the UCLA Center for Climate Science. He was a contributing author to the 2007 IPCC Fourth …

RAND Corporation Associate Policy Researcher Jonathan Wong | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

RAND Corporation Associate Policy Researcher Jonathan Wong

They Used to Call Me 'Air-Nerd'

Jonathan Wong is an associate policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, where he focuses on military force development, including the role of new technologies, processes, and concepts in shaping how militaries …

SCI-Arc Speculative Architect Liam Young | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

SCI-Arc Speculative Architect Liam Young

Before the Weight of the World Crushed My Shoulders, I Used to Have Long, Bleach-White Hair Down to My Shoulders

Liam Young is a speculative architect and heads the MA in fiction and entertainment at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. He has published several books including the recent Machine Landscapes: Architectures …