Seminars on Sustainable Development - Spring 2012

This Seminar Series in Sustainable Development focused on how faculty and research scientists at the Earth Institute are working to integrate their research and educational activities with practical initiatives, balancing academic demands with the need to develop and help implement interdisciplinary solutions for sustainable development.

Balancing Research & Practice at The Earth Institute

January 26, 2012

Edward Lloyd (Moderator), Evan M. Frankel Clinical Professor of Environmental Law, School of Law, Columbia University; Chair, Practice Subcommittee, Earth Institute Faculty.

Joseph Graziano, Associate Dean of Research and Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; Professor of Pharmacology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University
 
Marc Levy, Deputy Director, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), The Earth Institute, Columbia University
 
Sabine Marx, Research Scholar, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED), The Earth Institute, Columbia University


This Seminar Series focused on the impact of an ever increasing population and on sustainable development.

The Population Bomb—Defused or Still Ticking?

February 28, 2012

John Mutter (Moderator), Director, PhD Program in Sustainable Development; Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences; Professor, International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.

John Bongaarts, Vice President and Distinguished Scholar, Population Council

Joel E. Cohen, Director, Laboratory of Populations, Rockefeller University and the Earth Institute, Columbia University; Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of Populations, Rockefeller University and the Earth Institute, Columbia University; Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, Professor, the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Mark Montgomery, Professor of Economics, Stony Brook University, Senior Associate, Poverty, Gender, and Youth Program, Population Council

Hania Zlotnik, Former Director, Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations.


This Seminar Series in Sustainable Development focuses on the history of science, the role of science in society, and its influence on the emerging field of sustainable development.

History of Science and Sustainable Development

Patricia Culligan (Moderator), Vice Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor, Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University

Robert Pollack, Director, Center for the Study of Science and Religion; Director, University Seminars; Professor, Biological Sciences, Columbia University

Peter Schlosser, Vinton Professor, Earth and Environmental Engineering; Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University; Associate Director, Earth Institute

Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, Assistant Professor, Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University