The School of Public Policy will be hosting a series of lectures throughout the month of May. These lectures will focus on varying topics such as advances in modern medicine, the global climate and the threat of terrorism within our borders.

Speakers include Congressman Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert), Harvard professor Michael Reich and Erroll G. Southers, who was a former FBI special agent, along with many others. The first lecture will be held at 9 a.m. on May 3 at HUB 268 and is titled, “The Salton Sea and the New Normal: ‘A Managed Environment in the Context of Prolonged Drought.’” The lecture will be given by Michael Cohen, senior associate at the Pacific Institute, an Oakland-based nonprofit research institute invested in environmental concerns and particularly concerned with global and regional freshwater issues.

All lectures are free and open to the public; however, the school requests that attendees reserve a seat due to limited space.