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 Events Calendar
Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 11:00 am to 12:50 pm
Origins of Environmental Law Lecture Series: Introduction to Early Environmental Legislation, Pre-1969

Speakers: Leon G. Billings and Thomas C. Jorling

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

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm
The Sustainability Essentials Training Program (SET) Online Information Session

Speaker: Nancy Degnan, Director, Sustainability Essentials Training (SET) Program, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Location: ONLINE

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 6:30 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

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 11:00 am to 12:50 pm
Origins of Environmental Law Lecture Series: The Structure and Role of Congress in Environmental Policy

Speakers: Leon G. Billings and Thomas C. Jorling

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

Friday, September 12, 2014, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
LDEO Earth Science Colloquium

Speaker: Maureen D. Long, Assistant Professor, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University

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

Tuesday, September 16, 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

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, 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 11:00 am to 12:50 pm
Origins of Environmental Law Lecture Series: The Partisan, Geographic and Economic Political Context of Environmental Policy

Speakers: Leon G. Billings and Thomas C. Jorling

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

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

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 1:00 pm
Climate Week: New York Climate Risk Forum

Speakers: Richard Choularton (Senior Policy Officer, World Food Program), Alexandre Scherer (CEO, AXA Americas), Paula Pagniez (Senior Microinsurance Specialist, Swiss Re), Daniel Osgood (Lead Scientist, IRI, Earth Institute, Columbia University), Sophia Belay (Manager Rural Resilience Initiative, Oxfam), Jon Hellin (Poverty Specialist, CIMMYT, CGIAR)
Chair: Vijay Kalavakonda, Senior Insurance Specialist, IFC

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; 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) TBC; 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, 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

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: Steve Cohen, 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