Watch Cardinal Peter Turkson discuss Global Sustainability with President Drake and Dean McPheron

Watch here as Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, shares reflections on Pope Francis' Encyclical on Ecology followed by a discussion with CFAES Dean Bruce McPheron and Ohio State President Michael Drake.

Respected around the world as a Scripture scholar, an advocate for the poor and disenfranchised in the developing world, and a spokesperson for protecting the environment as a matter of social justice, Turkson has long made news with his comments linking ecology and human life. He has become the face of climate change at the Vatican, having led the drafting process of Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment, presented at the April 28 Vatican conference on climate change and introduced the encyclical during a June 18 news conference.

Turkson’s visit to Ohio State was sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Office of Energy and Environment, Humanities Institute, St. Thomas More Newman Center, Glenn College of Public Affairs, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, and additional partners and student organizations.