Sustainable Development Seminar Series - Spring 2008

Columbia Climate Center: Meeting the Climate Change Challenge - Climate Science, Applications, and Policy at Columbia University

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Thursday, February 21, 2008, 4-6pm, Room 569, Lerner Hall
Speaker:
Peter Schlosser, Director, Columbia Climate Center
Associate Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Vinton Professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University
Lisa Goddard, Research Scientist, The International Research Institute on Climate and Society (IRI)
David Krantz, Professor, Department of Psychology, Columbia University and Co-Director, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED)
Alissa Park, Associate Director, Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy and Assistant Professor of Earth & Environmental Engineering, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sience
Shahid Naeem, Professor and Department Chair, Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (E3B) and Co-Director, Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC)

 


Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy: Energy - Current Research and Future Resources

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Thursday, March 13, 2008, 4-6pm, Satow Room, Lerner Hall
Speaker:
Klaus Lackner, Director, Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy
Ewing-Worzel Professor of Geophysics, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University
Alissa Park,  Associate Director, Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy
Assistant Professor of Earth & Environmental Engineering, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

 


Tropical Agriculture and Rural Environment Program: Tropical Agriculture and Sustainable Development

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Thursday, April 3, 2008, 4-6pm, Room 569, Lerner Hall
Speakers:
Pedro Sanchez, Director, Tropical Agriculture and Rural Environment Program
Director, Millennium Villages Project, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Cheryl Palm, Senior Research Scientist and Director of Science, Tropical Agriculture and Rural Environment Program Science Director, Millennium Villages Project, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

 


Urban Design Lab: The Urban Design Lab and the Design Equation

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Thursday, April 10, 2008, 4-6pm, Satow Room, Lerner Hall
Speakers:
Richard Plunz, Director, Urban Design Lab
Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University
Trish Culligan, Professor, Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University
Michael Conard, Project Director, Urban Design Lab
Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University
Dimitrios Vlachopoulos, Design Research Associate, Urban Design Lab
Kubi Ackerman, Design Research Associate, Urban Design Lab

 


Columbia Water Center: Relieving Water Stress in Many Lands and Climes for Times to Come

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Thursday, April 24, 2008, 4-6pm, Satow Room, Lerner Hall
Speakers:
Upmanu Lall, Director, Columbia Water Center
Alan and Carol Silberstein Professor of Engineering, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University
Tanya Heikkila, Associate Director, Columbia Water Center
Assistant Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Vijay Modi, Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University
Tobias Siegfried, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

 


Center for Sustainable Urban Development: Cities as Drivers of Sustainable Development

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Thursday, May 1, 2008, 4-6pm, Satow Room, Lerner Hall
Speaker:
Elliott Sclar, Director, Center for Sustainable Urban Development
Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University