Thursday, March 3, 2011

Adjunct Professor Catherine Keske Involved in Major Environmental Quality Project in Mali, West Africa

Catherine M. Keske, Ph.D., an Adjunct Professor of Environmental & Resource Economics at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, recently returned from the Republic of Mali where she is the principal investigator on a project involving local leaders and aimed at enhancing enviromental quality in agricultural activities.

Professor Keske, who is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado State University, is leading a team of U.S. academics who are focusing on the impact of climate change on the livestock and agricultural sectors in the small west African nation.

Professor Keske's work is particulary important since much of Mali's economy is centered on agricultural production.

While in Mali, Professor Keske was interviewed on a national TV program. To see the interview please click here.

Don Smith, Director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program at the Sturm College of Law, pointed to the importance of this project and the role Professor Keske is playing. "Catherine Keske's efforts in Mali are aimed at improving lives and the economy in a region that faces challenging days ahead, not least because of a rise in temperatures. I am confident that she brings the same passion to this effort that she displays in the courses she teaches at DU. Dr. Keske has a wonderful reputation among her students, and her courses are an important part of our broad and comprehensive course offerings."

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