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William Reilly, former head of EPA, named Payne Lecturer at Stanford

STANFORD -- William K. Reilly, who headed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under President Bush, has been named the first annual Arthur and Frank Payne Lecturer on the Global Community and Its Challenges at Stanford University.

Reilly will be in residence at the university's Institute for International Studies from June 1 to April 30. He will give five public lectures, publishing them as a book, and will participate in the institute's environmental seminars, research forums and conferences, and in the Goldman Undergraduate Honors Program in Environmental Studies.

Reilly was administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from 1989 until earlier this year. He previously was president of the World Wildlife Fund-U.S. and of the Conservation Foundation.

Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich, a member of the institute's environmental studies faculty, said Reilly brings "enormous experience on the political dimension of environmental problems to campus. We're delighted to have attracted him to the institute."

The institute currently conducts research on market-based incentives to environmental regulation, and Reilly provided early and innovative leadership in that field while at the Environmental Protection Agency, said institute director Walter P. Falcon, an economist.

"Our students and faculty are excited at the prospect of Bill's contributions to the exchange of ideas and development of strategies for market-based incentives that link global change to efficient resource use and sustainable economic growth," Falcon said.

The Payne Lectures were endowed by anonymous family members to honor the memory of Arthur and Frank Payne, who formed partnerships throughout the world in the process of developing their firm. In the latter part of their lives, the brothers increasingly perceived the world as one community. The gift will bring influential, internationally renowned person to work with Stanford faculty and students and with the local and international communities through public lectures and publications.



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