Oxford scholar Gordon Clark to give Nanovic lecture

Author: Arts and Letters


Gordon Clark, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at Oxford University and director of the Oxford University Centre for the Environment (OUCE), will give the 2007 Nanovic Distinguished European Lecture on “The Carbon Footprint of the Modern Corporation: A European Perspective” at 8p.m. Thursday (Nov. 1) in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center at the University of Notre Dame.

Clark also serves as head of Oxford’s School of Geography. One of his recent projects as OUCE director is the development of a new master of science degree which links the study of urban development and design with environmental sustainability.

His teaching and scholarship concern financial markets and corporate responsibility, including the accounting of environmental liabilities and the scope of corporate environmental and social accountability.

Clark is the author of numerous articles and books including, most recently, “The Geography of Finance: Corporate Governance in the Global Marketplace,” which he wrote with Dariusz Wjcik. He is a fellow of the British Academy, a former Andrew Mellon fellow and a staff member of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. He has held teaching and research positions at Harvard University, the University of Chicago and Carnegie Mellon University.

Clark’s lecture is cosponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and the Department of Economics and Policy Studies.

Contact: Anthony Monta, assistant director of the Nanovic Institute, at 574-6311-3545 or amonta@nd.edu

Originally published by Michael O. Garvey at newsinfo.nd.edu on October 29, 2007.