Events Calendar
Monday, March 2, 2015, 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Dissertation Proposal - Sophia Brumer

Speaker: Sophia Brumer, PHD Candidate, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia Unviersity

Location: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory 61 Route 9W Palisades, NY Monell Auditorium

Monday, March 2, 2015, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
LDEO Biology and Paleoenvironment Spring Seminar Series: Learning from the Impacts of Superstorm Sandy - Paleotempestology on Long Island

Speaker: Dr. Christa Farmer, Associate Professor, Hofstra University Department of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability.

Location: Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building, First Floor Seminar Room

Monday, March 2, 2015, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Book Launch: The Age of Sustainable Development

Introduction: John H. Coatsworth, Provost; Professor, International and Public Affairs; Professor, History, Columbia University, Speaker: Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute; Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development; Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Casa Italiana, 1161 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10025

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, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Environmental Science and Policy Spring Mid-term Briefings

Speakers: Various

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, School of International and Public Affairs, Kellogg Center, Room 1501

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Digital Humanitarians: A conversation wtih Patrick Meier

Speaker: Patrick Meier, iRevolutions; Moderator: Alex de Sherbinin, Associate Director, CIESIN, Earth Institute, Columbia University

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, International Affairs Building, Room 1512

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

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

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, 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

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 6:10 pm to 8:00 pm
M.S. in Sustainability Management Capstone Workshop Midterm Briefings

Speakers: Various

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Kraft Center, Rennert Hall

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: Robert Klitzman, MD, Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Masters of Bioethics Program; Director, Ethics, Policy and Human Rights Core, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Columbia University; 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

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
IRI Seminar: Monthly to decadal variability and prediction: science and operations at the UK Met Office

Speakers: Anca Brookshaw, UK Met Office, Hadley Centre

Location: 205 Monell Building, Lamont Campus, Palisades, NY

Friday, March 13, 2015, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Arthur D. Storke Memorial Lecture

Speaker: Jason Bordoff, Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs. Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.

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

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

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sustaining Peace Event

Speakers: Various

Location: Teachers College, Zankel Hall, Everett Lounge, (525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027)

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, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Forum on Sustainable Agriculture

Speakers: Erin Fitzgerald, Senior Vice President for Global Sustainability, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, Dennis Treacy, Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer with Smithfield Foods, Andrew Winston, Founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, author and sustainability consultant.

Location: 555 Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University

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

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The State of Sustainability Policy: Progress and Opportunity

Moderator; William Eimicke, Director, Picker Center for Executive Education and Professor of Practice, School of International and Public Affairs: Panel Participants; Steve Cohen, Executive Director, The Earth Institute and Professor of Practice, School of International and Public Affairs; Dong Guo, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management; Nilda Mesa, Director, New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus, Low Memorial Library

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

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 6:10 pm to 8:00 pm
M.S. in Sustainability Management Capstone Workshop Final Briefings

Speakers: Various

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Kraft Center, Rennert Hall

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Environmental Science and Policy Spring Final Briefings

Speakers: Various

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Faculty House, Seminar Level

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