Events Calendar
Wednesday, Sep 17 through Thursday, Sep 18, 2014, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
International Conference on Sustainable Development Practice

Keynote speakers: Bineta Diop, Founder and President, Femmes Africa Solidarite; Frannie Leautier, Executive Secretary, African Capacity Building Foundation; Jeffrey D. Sachs, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development; Professor of Health Policy and Management; Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Erik Solheim, Lead, OECD Development Assistance Committee; Special Envoy for Environment, Conflict and Disaster, UNEP

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus Alfred Lerner Hall

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
IRI Climate Forecast Briefing

Speakers: Anthony Barnston, IRI Chief Forecaster

Location: Monell Auditorium Columbia University, Lamont Campus Palisades, NY

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
The Political Landscape of Shale Gas Development and Hydraulic Fracturing in New York

Speakers: Tanya Heikkila, Associate Professor at the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver and Director of the PhD Program; Chris Weible, Associate Professor at the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver and Editor of the Policy Studies Journal

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus Faculty House Garden Room 2

Friday, September 19, 2014, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
LDEO Earth Science Colloquium: Shrinking Snow Caps and Rising Tides and a Sea of Change

Speaker: Joaquim Goes, Lamont Research Professor, Biology and Paleo Environment, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Location: Columbia University Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Building Auditorium

Monday, September 22, 2014, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Inclusive and Sustainable Growth - Role in the Post 2015 Development Agenda

Speaker: LI Yong, Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO); Moderator: Vijay Modi Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Davis Auditorium, 412 CEPSR (Campus-level Shapiro Building)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 4:10 pm to 6:00 pm
Earth Institute Practicum; Science-Based Solutions for Sustainability: Overview of Earth Systems Research Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Speaker: Sean Solomon, Director, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus Union Theological Seminary, Room 207

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

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

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 11:00 am to 12:50 pm
Origins of Environmental Law Lecture Series: The Clean Air Act: Who, What, Why?

Speakers: Leon G. Billings and Thomas C. Jorling

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 407

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 2:00 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

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

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 4:10 pm to 6:00 pm
Earth Institute Practicum; Science-Based Solutions for Sustainability: Sustainable Urban Design

Speaker: Elliott Sclar, Director, Center for Sustainable Urban Design

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus Union Theological Seminary, Room 207

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
MS in Sustainability Management Online Information Session

Speaker: Steve Cohen, Director, M.S. in Sustainability Management, Columbia University

Location: Online via Adobe Connect

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Environmental Science and Policy Fall Mid-term Briefings

Speakers: Various

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, School of International and Public Affairs, Kellogg Center, Room 1501

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 11:00 am to 12:50 pm
Origins of Environmental Law Lecture Series: The Clean Air Act: The Floor Debate

Speakers: Leon G. Billings and Thomas C. Jorling

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 407

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

Monday, October 6, 2014, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy (MPA ESP) Online Information Session

Speaker: Steve Cohen, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, The Earth Institute; Director, Master of Public Administration Program in Environmental Science and Policy, Columbia University

Location: online

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 4:10 pm to 6:00 pm
Earth Institute Practicum; Science-Based Solutions for Sustainability: “The Big Ratchet”

Speaker: Ruth DeFries, Denning Family Professor of Sustainable Development, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology

Location: Union Theological Seminary, Room 207

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 11:00 am to 12:50 pm
Origins of Environmental Law Lecture Series: The Solid Waste Disposal Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

Speakers: Leon G. Billings and Thomas C. Jorling

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 407

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
M.S. in Sustainability Management Information Session

Speaker: Steve Cohen, Director, M.S. in Sustainability Management, Columbia University

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, The Faculty House

Friday, October 10, 2014, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
LDEO Earth Science Colloquium

Speaker: Peter Huybers , Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University.

Location: Columbia University Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Building Auditorium

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) Open House

Speakers and Presenters: Various

Location: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, New York 10964

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
MS in Sustainability Management Online Information Session

Speaker: Allison Ladue, Associate Director, M.S. in Sustainability Management, Columbia University

Location: Online via Adobe Connect

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 11:00 am to 12:50 pm
Origins of Environmental Law Lecture Series: The Federal Water Pollution Control Act: Who, What, Why?

Speakers: Leon G. Billings and Thomas C. Jorling

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 407

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

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:00 am to 12:50 pm
Origins of Environmental Law Lecture Series: The Clean Water Act: Conference with the House Public Works Committee

Speakers: Leon G. Billings and Thomas C. Jorling

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, International Affairs Building, Room 407

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

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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
MS in Sustainability Management Online Information Session

Speaker: Steve Cohen, Director, M.S. in Sustainability Management, Columbia University

Location: Online via Adobe Connect

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 11:00 am to 12:50 pm
Origins of Environmental Law Lecture Series: The Nixon Veto and the Override

Speakers: Leon G. Billings and Thomas C. Jorling

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, International Affairs Building, Room 407

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 11:00 am to 12:50 pm
Origins of Environmental Law Lecture Series: The Clean Air Act and Auto Standards

Speakers: Leon G. Billings and Thomas C. Jorling

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, International Affairs Building, Room 407

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 11:00 am to 12:50 pm
Origins of Environmental Law Lecture Series: The Clean Water Act: The National Commission on Water Quality

Speakers: Leon G. Billings and Thomas C. Jorling

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, International Affairs Building, Room 407

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy (MPA ESP) Online Information Session

Speaker: Steve Cohen, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, The Earth Institute; Director, Master of Public Administration Program in Environmental Science and Policy, Columbia University

Location: online

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Environmental Science and Policy Fall Final Briefings

Speakers: Various

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, School of International and Public Affairs, Kellogg Center, 15th Floor

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 11:00 am to 12:50 pm
Origins of Environmental Law Lecture Series: The Final Act: Superfund and the End of an Era

Speakers: Leon G. Billings and Thomas C. Jorling

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, International Affairs Building, Room 407

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 11:00 am to 12:50 pm
Origins of Environmental Law Lecture Series: Congress Today: The Role of Campaign Finance on Environmental Legislation

Speakers: Leon G. Billings and Thomas C. Jorling

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, International Affairs Building, Room 407

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy (MPA ESP) Information Session

Speaker: Steve Cohen , Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, The Earth Institute; Director, Master of Public Administration Program in Environmental Science and Policy, Columbia University

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, The Faculty House

Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy (MPA ESP) Online Information Session

Speaker: Steve Cohen, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, The Earth Institute; Director, Master of Public Administration Program in Environmental Science and Policy, Columbia University

Location: online

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy (MPA ESP) Online Information Session

Speaker: Steve Cohen, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, The Earth Institute; Director, Master of Public Administration Program in Environmental Science and Policy, Columbia University

Location: online