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Dr. Lisa M. Goddard

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

Senior Research Scientist

Adjunct Associate Professor, M.A. in Climate and Society

228 Monell
61 Route 9W
PO Box 1000
Palisades, NY 10964

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 sits on the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate of the U.S. National Academies of Science, as well as four others. She also co-chairs CLIVAR, which advises and coordinates international research on climate and the oceans under the World Climate Research Programme. In 2007, she developed PACE, a national post-doctoral program that explicitly links recent climate Ph.D.s with decision making institutions.

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