Events

Earth Institute Events

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 , 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Book Launch: “The Big Ratchet” by Ruth DeFries

Speakers: Steven Cohen, Executive Director, The Earth Institute; Ruth DeFries, Denning Professor of Sustainable Development; Chair, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology (E3B), Columbia University
Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus Italian Academy

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 , 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Climate Week: New York Climate Risk Forum

Speakers: Richard Choularton, Senior Policy Officer, World Food Program; Alexandre Scherer, CEO, AXA America Corporate Solutions; Paula Pagniez, Senior Microinsurance Specialist, Swiss Re; Daniel Osgood, Lead Scientist, IRI, Earth Institute, Columbia University; Jon Hellin, Poverty Specialist, CIMMYT, CGIAR; Gary Reusche, Senior Program Manager, International Finance Corporation
Location: James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall, Barnard College, New York

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 , 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Colloquium on Forests and Climate: New Thinking for Transformational Change

Speakers: Eduardo Brondizio, Professor, Department of Anthropology; Adjunct Professor, Environmental Sciences (SPEA) and Geography, Indiana University, Bloomington; Co-director, Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change (ACT); Chair, Advisory Council, Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University, Bloomington; Lisa Goddard, Director, International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), The Earth Institute, Columbia University John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology; Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Co-Chair, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST); Pushpam Kumar, Professor, Environmental Economics, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool; Chief, Ecosystem Services Economics Unit, Division of Environment Programme Implementation, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Dan Nepstad, Senior Scientist and Executive Director, Earth Innovation Institute; Member, World Bank Forest Program External Advisory Group; Lead Author, Fifth Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); Carlos Nobre, National Secretary, R&D Policies, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Brazil; Member, Scientific Advisory Board of the UN Secretary-General; Member, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); Cheryl Palm, Senior Research Scientist and Director of Research; Deputy Director of Vital Signs Africa, Agriculture and Food Security Center, The Earth Institute, Columbia University.
Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Alfred Lerner Hall, Roone Arledge Auditorium

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Friday, September 26, 2014 , 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

LDEO Earth Science Colloquium

Speaker: Sarah Feakins, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Southern California.
Location: Columbia University Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Building Auditorium

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Thursday, October 2, 2014 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Conflict Resolution Career Fair

Speakers: Various
Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Alfred Lerner Hall, Roone Arledge Auditorium, Broadway between 114th and 115th Streets

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Friday, October 3, 2014 , 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

LDEO Earth Science Colloquium

Speaker: Gwenn Flowers , Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Glaciology, Department of Earth Sciences Simon Fraser University
Location: Columbia University Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Building Auditorium

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Friday, October 17, 2014 , 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

LDEO Earth Science Colloquium

Speaker: Michael Walter , Professor and Head of School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol.
Location: Columbia University Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Building Auditorium

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 , 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Origins of Environmental Law: Process, Issues, and Solutions

Introduction: Steven Cohen, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, The Earth Institute; Moderator: Mike Gerrard, Director, Center for Climate Change Law, The Earth Institute, Columbia University, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School; Discussants: Leon G. Billings and Thomas C. Jorling
Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, School of International and Public Affairs, Kellogg Center, Room 1501

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Friday, October 24, 2014 , 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

LDEO Earth Science Colloquium

Speaker: Colette Head, Mitsui Career Development Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Enginnering and Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Location: Columbia University Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Building Auditorium

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