Former Vice President Al Gore will speak at Tufts University

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

MEDFORD — Former Vice President Al Gore will be this year’s first guest in the Tisch College Speaker Series hosted by Tufts University.

Gore, who was Vice President under President Bill Clinton from 1993-2001, has since become an internationally-known expert and speaker on the topics of climate change and global warming.

He is the star of the 2006 Oscar-winning documentary on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth, and a new film which premiered in July 2017, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. In 2007, Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change received the Nobel Peace Prize for ‘informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change.’

He will be part of an event on his thoughts and philosophy on the topics of climate change, public service, and politics on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 6:15 p.m in the Cohen Auditorium at Tufts. The event is free of charge and open to the public, but tickets are required for admittance and information on tickets is available at

Kelly Sims Gallagher, professor of energy and environmental policy at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and director of the Center for International Environment & Resource Policy, both at Tufts, will moderate the discussion.

Gore is the founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit dedicated to solving the climate crisis. He is the author of six best-sellers on the topic of climate change.

This event is the first in a series convened this semester as part of the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series, which welcomes to the Tufts campus leaders in public life to inform and engage with students on important issues. Past speakers include Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Tim Kaine, Gov. Charlie Baker, NBC News broadcaster Lester Holt, and actress and activist Anna Deavere Smith.

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life focuses on preparing students to tackle the most pressing challenges to democratic and civic life, and on conducting research in the emerging field of civic studies.

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