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09/29/93

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Former EPA head William Reilly to launch lecture series

STANFORD -- William K. Reilly, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from February 1989 to January 1993, will give the first of a series of five lectures on "Greening the New World Order" at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, in Kresge Auditorium, Law School. The event is open to the public without charge.

For his inaugural lecture, Reilly's topic will be "Free Traders and Environmentalists: Differing Goals, Conflicting Cultures."

An advocate of market-based incentives in environmental regulation, Reilly used this principle as head of the EPA to integrate the national environmental and economic agendas in the Clean Air Act of 1990 and in several incentive-based regulatory programs for toxics, pesticides and energy conservation. Before assuming his post at the EPA, he was president of the World Wildlife Fund and the Conservation Foundation, where he pioneered debt-for-nature swaps with Costa Rica and Ecuador.

As the first Arthur and Frank Payne Lecturer on the Global Community and Its Challenges, Reilly will be in residence at Stanford's Institute for International Studies for the academic year 1993-94 and his series of five lectures will be published as a book. Tentative dates of the other four lectures in the series are: Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 2 and April 20.

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