Former Vice President Al Gore to Speak at Haas on Climate Crisis

Former Vice President Al Gore, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and best-selling author on climate change, will speak at Haas on Wednesday, April 29.

Gore’s talk, which will take place at International House at UC Berkeley at 12:30 p.m., is part of the Dean’s Speaker Series. The event is co-sponsored by the Institute for Business and Social Impact at Berkeley-Haas.

Registration is required for the event. Priority seating is being given to Haas students, staff, and faculty via email. All others may check back on the Dean’s Speaker Series web site in the coming days.

Gore plans to discuss the climate crisis and the road forward for humanity. Following his talk, he will participate in a fireside chat with Prof. Laura D’Andrea Tyson, director of the Haas School’s Institute for Business and Social Impact (IBSI), and Dean Rich Lyons, answering questions from students and audience members.

Gore, 66, who lives in Nashville, Tn., was honored with the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for “informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change.”

He’s the author of the bestsellers Earth in the Balance, An Inconvenient Truth, The Assault on Reason, Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis, and, most recently, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change. An Inconvenient Truth won an Oscar for best documentary.

Today, Gore spends the majority of his time as chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization he founded that focuses on solutions for the global climate crisis.

“From his non-profit Climate Reality Project to his commitment to investing long-term in companies that value environmental sustainability, Al Gore works tirelessly to prove the business and policy case for sustainable capitalism,” Tyson said. “Gore serves as an inspiration to anyone who cares about protecting the future of the planet.”

Gore is co-founder and chairman of Generation Investment Management, a firm that makes long-term investment decisions on sustainable business practices. He’s also a senior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and serves as a member of Apple, Inc.’s board of directors.

From 1976 through 1985, Gore served in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1984 and again in 1990. He was inaugurated as Vice President of the United States on January 20, 1993, and served eight years.

The Dean’s Speaker Series brings to Haas distinguished individuals from around the world, who are leaders in their fields of business, government and social sectors, to share their views on innovative leadership.

These events are made possible in part by the Mary Josephine Hicks Distinguished Speaker Series Fund.

Former Vice President Al Gore