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Dr. Lisa Goddard

Pronouns: she/her

Director , International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) , The Earth Institute

Senior Research Scientist , International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES), M.A. in Climate and Society

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USA

BIOGRAPHY: Lisa Goddard is the Director of Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society and leads IRI’s research efforts on understanding and predicting climate change on the 10-20 year horizon. She is also an adjunct associate professor in Columbia’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Dr. Goddard is a globally recognized expert on El Niño and La Niña, decadal prediction and near-term climate change. She has served on the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate of the U.S. National Academies of Science, as well as numerous others, including chairing CLIVAR, which advises and coordinates international research on climate and the oceans under the World Climate Research Programme. In 2007, she developed PACE (Postdocs Applying Climate Expertise), a national post-doctoral program that explicitly links recent climate Ph.D.s with decision making institutions.

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