Seminars on Sustainable Development - Fall 2012

The Earth Institute's Sustainable Development Seminar Series brings together Earth Institute faculty members and research scientists working across diverse disciplines to address and communicate the major challenges of sustainable development.

The seminar series kicks off fall 2012 with, "A New Record Low in Arctic Sea Ice Extent." The seminar offered diverse viewpoints and vigorous discussion on "Implications of the Rapid Decline of the Arctic Sea Ice" including development of the Arctic.

Technology Policy and Global Warming

November 28, 2012, Columbia University, Lerner Hall, Satow Room.

Richard Nelson, George Blumenthal Professor Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Business and Law, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Director, Program on Science, Technology and Global Development, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Bhaven Sampat, Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Elliott Sclar, Professor of Urban Planning, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Director, Center for Sustainable Urban Development, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Nickolas J. Themelis, Director, Earth Engineering Center, Earth Institute, Stanley-Thompson Professor Emeritus, Earth and Environmental Engineering, Henry Krumb School of Mines, Columbia University

Food Security

The Earth Institute presents the second in the 2012-2013 Sustainable Development Seminar Series on Food Security. Balanced diets, reliable food sources, clean drinking water, stable agricultural systems and plant pollinators all contribute to the stability and well-being of a populace’s nutritional health. Healthy populations require healthy environments and sufficient nutrients to meet basic dietary needs.

November 14, 2012, Columbia University, Lerner Hall, Satow Room.

Pedro Sanchez, Director, Tropical Agriculture and the Rural Environment Program; Director, Millennium Villages Project, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Jessica Fanzo, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Institute of Human Nutrition and Department of Pediatrics, Columbia University Medical Center, Adjunct Associate Professor, School of International Public Affairs, Director of Nutrition Policy, Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Peter Grace, Visiting Senior Research Scientist, Professor of Global Change, Institute for Future Environments, Queensland University of Technology

Hope Michelson, Postdoctoral Fellow, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

A New Record Low in Arctic Sea Ice Extent

September 19, 2012, Columbia University, Lerner Hall, Satow Room.

Benjamin Orlove, Senior Research Scientist, International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), Professor, International & Public Affairs, Co-Director, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED), Director, MA Program in Climate & Society, Columbia University

Stephanie Pfirman, Hirschorn Professor and Department co-Chair, Environmental Science, Barnard College; Earth Institute, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, Lamont–Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), Columbia University

Peter Schlosser, Vinton Professor of Earth & Environmental Engineering, Professor, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Deputy Director and Director of Research, Earth Institute, Columbia University

Anne R. Siders, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia University