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Conference examines sustainability, stimulus agenda

Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Former New Jersey Gov. James Florio will deliver the keynote address at a conference titled "Sustainability and the Obama Stimulus Agenda: Engaging and Connecting With Government" from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

While issues of sustainability and the environment are being addressed globally and nationally, the conference will focus on how state and local actions will provide many solutions to these problems. Scholars, government officials and representatives from the business and nonprofit communities will address topics surrounding local government, sustainability and related employment in the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania regions.

In his opening address, Florio will discuss how state and local governments can connect to President Barack Obama's agenda and achieve the national goals in the tri-state region.

The conference is sponsored by the Policy Research Institute for the Region in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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