Donald T. Hornstein, Aubrey L. Brooks Professor of Law, was chosen as one of only a few select faculty members to participate in a panel discussion in celebration of University Day. To showcase some of the people and programs making an impact on significant issues, both in North Carolina and around the globe, the University held three faculty-led academic panels Oct. 11, the day before Carolina celebrated its 220th birthday and installed Carol L. Folt as its 11th chancellor. Folt wanted to convene the panels to shine the spotlight on Carolina research and some of the faculty and students who make it possible.
Hornstein sat on a panel discussing global water issues. The campus-wide “Water in Our World” academic theme was launched in 2012 to inspire interdisciplinary research and spark new thinking around water issues. The panel discussion, moderated by music professor Terry Rhodes, showed that the theme is accomplishing both.
“One thing about water is that it is notoriously fluid,” said Hornstein during the panel discussion. “It crosses conceptual boundaries, it crosses physical boundaries. It crosses international boundaries, presenting some of the most intractable problems across public policy and science that exist.
-October 14, 2013