Events Calendar
Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Book Launch: Sustainability Policy - Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy

Moderator: Curtis Probst, Managing Director, Rocky Mountain Institute; Speakers: Steven Cohen, Executive Director, The Earth Institute and Professor of Practice, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; William Eimicke, Director, Picker Center for Executive Education and Professor of Practice, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Alison Miller, Deputy Executive Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building Kellogg Center, Room 1501

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm
The Field of Sustainable Finance: Foundations and Future Growth

Welcome: Steven Cohen, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Introduction; Satyajit Bose, Lecturer in the Discipline of Economics, Columbia University; Moderator: Travis Bradford, Director, Energy and Environment Concentration, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Speakers: Frank Barbarino, Vice President, Goldman Sachs; Michael Davis, Director, Institutional Client Relationships, Calvert Investments; Sonal Mahida, Head of North America, Networks and Global Outreach, the Principles for UN Responsible Investment Initiative; Kevin Parker, CEO, Sustainable Insight Capital Management; Amy Springsteel, Director of Corporate Responsibility, Voya Financial

Location: The Columbia Club, James Madison Room, 2nd Floor, 15 W. 43rd St., New York NY 10036

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 6:10 pm to 7:00 pm
Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: The New Climate Economy

Speaker: Stefan Knupfer, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus Havemeyer Hall, Room 209

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy (MPA ESP) Online Information Session

Speaker: Steve Cohen, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, The Earth Institute; Director, Master of Public Administration Program in Environmental Science and Policy, Columbia University

Location: online

Friday, February 6, 2015, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
EICES Information Session: Summer Ecosystem Experiences For Undergraduates (SEE-U)

Speaker: Desmond Beirne, Director of Education Programs, Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES)

Location: Columbia University Morningside Camps, Schermerhorn Extension Room 1015 (10th Floor)

Friday, February 6, 2015, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
LDEO Earth Science Colloquium

Speaker: TBA

Location: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Building Auditorium

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Earth2Class Workshop: Global Climate Change Models - Any Progress on Prediction?

Speaker: Michael Previdi, Lamont Assistant Research Professor, Division of Ocean and Climate Physics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute, Columbia University.

Location: Columbia University, Lamont Campus, Marine Biology/Seismology Building, Seismology Seminar Room, 2nd Floor

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 4:10 pm to 6:00 pm
Fast Fashion: Disposable Society and the Soul

Speaker: Elizabeth L. Cline, Author, Journalist and Musician

Location: Union Theological Seminary, 80 Claremont, Room 101

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 6:10 pm to 7:00 pm
Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Financing the Transition to a Green Economy

Speaker: Curtis Probst, Managing Director, Rocky Mountain Institute

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Havemeyer Hall, Room 209

Friday, February 13, 2015, 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
DEES Open Dissertation Defense: Surface-wave Analysis and its Application to Determining Crustal and Mantle Structure Beneath Regional Arrays

Speaker: Ge Jin, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES), Columbia University

Location: Columbia University, Lamont Campus, Marine Biology/Seismology Building, Seismology Seminar Room, Second Floor

Friday, February 13, 2015, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
W.S. Jardetzky Lecture

Speaker: Roger Bilham, Professor, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder

Location: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Building Auditorium

Monday, February 16, 2015, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
DEES Open Dissertation Defense:Accretion and Subduction of Oceanic Lithosphere - 2D and 3D Seismic Studies of Off-Axis Magma Lenses at East Pacific Rise 9º37-40'N Area and Downgoing Juan de Fuca Plate at Cascadia Subduction Zone

Speaker: Shuoshuo Han, Graduate Student, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES), Columbia University

Location: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Marine Biology/Seismology Building, Seismology Seminar Room, Second Floor

Monday, February 16, 2015, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
M.S. in Sustainability Management Online Information Session

Speaker: Steve Cohen, Director, M.S. in Sustainability Management, Columbia University

Location: Online via Adobe Connect

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 6:10 pm to 7:00 pm
Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: The Sustainability/Profitability Connection

Speaker: Vance A. Merolla, Director of Environmental Sustainability, Global Supply Chain, Colgate-Palmolive Company

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Havemeyer Hall, Room 209

Friday, February 20, 2015, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
LDEO Earth Science Colloquium

Speaker: Richard E. Zeebe, Professor, Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Location: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Building Auditorium

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 6:10 pm to 7:00 pm
Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Leadership and Urban Sustainability

Speaker: Beth Strommen, Director, Baltimore Office of Sustainability, Baltimore, Maryland

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Havemeyer Hall, Room 209

Friday, February 27, 2015, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
LDEO Earth Science Colloquium

Speaker: Christopher Spiers, Professor, Geosciences, Utrecht University.

Location: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Building Auditorium

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
M.S. in Sustainability Management Information Session

Speaker: Steve Cohen, Director, M.S. in Sustainability Management, Columbia University

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, The Faculty House

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 6:10 pm to 7:00 pm
Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Banks and Sustainable Finance

Speaker: Camilla Seth, Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase, Office of Environmental Affairs

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus, Havemeyer Hall, Room 209

Friday, March 6, 2015, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
LDEO Earth Science Colloquium

Speaker: David Keith, Professor of Public Policy, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University.

Location: Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Building Auditorium

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Earth2Class Workshop: New Insights on Ocean Acidification

Speaker: Taro Takahashi, Ewing Lamont Research Professor, Division of Geochemistry, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute; Adjunct Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES), Columbia University

Location: Columbia University, Lamont Campus, Marine Biology/Seismology Building, Seismology Seminar Room, 2nd Floor

Monday, March 9, 2015, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
M.S. in Sustainability Management Online Information Session

Speaker: Steve Cohen, Director, M.S. in Sustainability Management, Columbia University

Location: Online via Adobe Connect

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Sustainable Development Seminar Series: Ethical Issues in Responding to a Global Disease Crisis - Ebola and Beyond

Speakers: Irwin Redlener, MD,, Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness and the Program on Child Well-Being and Resilience, The Earth Institute; Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University; Co-Founder and President, Children’s Health Fund; Jeff Schlegelmilch, MPH, MBA,, Managing Director for Strategic Planning and Operations, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Earth Institute, Columbia University

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus Alfred J. Lerner Hall, Satow Room

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 6:10 pm to 7:00 pm
Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: City Politics and Sustainability

Speaker: Katherine Gajewski, Director of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus, Havemeyer Hall, Room 209

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 6:10 pm to 7:00 pm
Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Standards and Metrics for Sustainability Performance

Speaker: Hilary Varnadore, Executive Director, STAR Communities

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus, Havemeyer Hall, Room 209

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Earth2Class Workshop:The Source and Solution to Groundwater Arsenic Contamination

Speaker: Benjamin Bostick, Lamont Associate Research Professor, Division of Geochemistry, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Location: Columbia University, Lamont Campus, Marine Biology/Seismology Building, Seismology Seminar Room, 2nd Floor

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 6:10 pm to 7:00 pm
Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: The Bicycle, Activism, and Sustainable Cities

Speaker: Paul Steely White, Executive Director, Transportation Alternatives

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus, Havemeyer Hall, Room 209

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
M.S. in Sustainability Management Information Session

Speaker: Steve Cohen, Director, M.S. in Sustainability Management, Columbia University

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, The Faculty House

Friday, April 3, 2015, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Earth Institute Annual Student Research Showcase

Speakers: Various

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Alfred J. Lerner Hall, Room 555

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 6:10 pm to 7:00 pm
Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Protecting New York’s Water

Speaker: Paul Gallay, President and Hudson Riverkeeper, Riverkeeper

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus, Havemeyer Hall, Room 209

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Earth2Class Workshop: BAM! Studying Impact Sites in Russia

Speaker: Dallas Abbott, Adjunct Research Scientist, Division of Marine Geology and Geophysics (MG&G), Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Location: Columbia University, Lamont Campus, Marine Biology/Seismology Building, Seismology Seminar Room, 2nd Floor

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 6:10 pm to 7:00 pm
Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Market Innovation

Speaker: Yerina Mugica, Associate Director, CMI, Center for Market Innovation Program

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus, Havemeyer Hall, Room 209

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 6:10 pm to 7:00 pm
Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Building Climate Resilient Communities

Speaker: Susan DesRoches, Assistant Chief of Resilience and Sustainability, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (invited)

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus, Havemeyer Hall, Room 209

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Environmental Science Senior Thesis Poster Session

Speakers: Various

Location: Barnard College, The Diana Center, Event Oval

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 6:10 pm to 7:00 pm
Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Innovative Strategies for Sustainability Management

Speaker: George Sarrinikolaou, Director of the Office of Academic and Research Programs, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus, Havemeyer Hall, Room 209

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Earth2Class Workshop: Microbes in the Sea - Demonstrations and Activity Session for the Marine Science Resource Kits

Speakers: Sonya Dyrhman, Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University; Sheean Haley, Senior Staff Associate, Division of Biology and Paleo Environment, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute, Columbia University.

Location: Columbia University, Lamont Campus, Marine Biology/Seismology Building, Seismology Seminar Room, 2nd Floor