Climate Realism, Energy Optimism

Unpolarizing Current Politics

Bob Inglis is a light-skinned male with short grey hair. He smiles and wears brown-rimmed glasses and a white shirt.

Event Details




Online: Zoom

In-Person at WWU:
Academic West, Room 204



Brought to you by:

College of the Environment, Institute for Energy Studies, Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Urban and Environmental Planning & Policy Department, Department of Environmental Sciences, Political Science Department, Department of Environmental Studies, The Foundation for WWU & Alumni


Former Congressional Representative Bob Inglis directs, a nationwide group of conservatives who care about climate change. He'll discuss how and why those with diverse political views are indispensable partners for action on climate, discussing how it might be possible to bring America together to lead the world on climate action.

Featuring Bob Inglis

Bob Inglis is the Executive Director of He was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1992, having never run for office before. He represented Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina, from 1993-1998, unsuccessfully challenged U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings in 1998, and then returned to the practice of commercial real estate law in Greenville, S.C. In 2004, he was re-elected to Congress and served until losing reelection in the South Carolina Republican primary of 2010.

In 2011, Inglis went full-time into promoting free enterprise action on climate change and launched the Energy and Enterprise Initiative (“E&EI”) at George Mason University in July 2012. In the fall of 2014, E&EI rebranded to become

Learn more about Bob.

Accommodations and Other Details

Contact The Foundation for WWU & Alumni for this event if you have questions or need disability accommodations by calling (360) 650-3353 or emailing

Advance notice for disability accommodations and special needs is greatly appreciated. Please indicate your special needs on the registration form.

There will be auto-captions available for the Zoom webinar.

Limited paid parking is available in the C lots at the south end of campus and in lots 6V and 7G at the north end of campus. Western provides comprehensive parking details—including lot locations, applicable fees, and campus map.