Spring 2013

Climate Change. Challenges. Solutions.

DATE TOPIC FEATURED LECTURERS
January

 

9

 

Science & Ethics

 

James Anderson, Philip S. Weld Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Principal Investigator of the Anderson Research Group on the Chemistry and Physics of Climate and Earth System Change at Harvard University

Ron Sandler, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Director of the  Ethics Institute, and Research Associate in the Environmental Justice Research Collaborative; Northeastern University

16

The Governance Challenge

Sonia Hamel, An advisor to governments and foundations on energy, transportation, and climate change policy. Past director of Air Policy and Planning in the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs and special assistant in the Office for Commonwealth Development

Bill Moomaw, Professor of International Environmental Policy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

23

Economy & Business

Mindy Lubber, President and founding board member of Ceres and director Ceres’ Investor Network on Climate Risk

Mark Buckley, Vice President, Environmental Affairs, Staples, Inc.

30

Mitigation

Lee Kane, EcoCzar/Forager, Whole Foods Market

Henry “Jake” Jacoby, William F. Pounds Professor of Management Emertitus, Professor of Applied Economics, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, MIT Sloan School of Management

February

 

6

 

Energy Efficiency

 

Dick Henry, Jr., Executive Director, Jordan Institute

Douglas Foy, President of Serrafix Corporation and formerly President of the Conservation Law Foundation

13Climate & National Security

David Titley, Rear Admiral, US Navy – Retired; Former Deputy Under Secretary for Operations at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Former Director, Task Force Climate Change, US Navy; Former Assistant Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance; Fellow of the American Meteorological Society

20Transportation

Stephanie Pollack, Professor of Practice in Law and Public Policy, Associate Director, Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy

Al Biehler, Distinguished Service Professor of Transportation Systems and Policy, Executive Director of the University Transportation Center, and Adjunct Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Carnegie Mellon University; former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

27

Fission & Fracking

Richard Lester, Japan Steel Industry Professor and Head, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering and Co-Chair, Industrial Performance Center at MIT

March

 

6

 

Spring Break – No Class

 
13New Opportunities for Fossil Fuels

Mike Jesanis, An advisor to companies, governments, and non-profits in traditional and emerging energy fields, former President and CEO of National Grid USA

Cutler Cleveland, Professor, Department of Earth and Environment, Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, Boston University; Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Earth; Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Energy

N. Jonathan Peress, Vice President and Director, Clean Energy and Climate Change, Conservation Law Foundation

20Renewable Energy Solutions

Lewis Milford, President and founder of Clean Energy Group and the Clean Energy States Alliance, non-resident Senior Fellow with the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program

Jim Gordon, CEO, Cape Wind Associates and President, Energy Management Inc.

Greg Watson, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

27

Adaptation (Cities)

Larry Atkinson, Director Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative and the Samuel Fay Solver Professor of Oceanography in the Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Old Dominion University

Brian Helmuth, Professor, Department of Marine and Environmental Science and School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Director, Sustainability, Science and Policy Initiative, Northeastern University

Pablo Suarez, Associate Director for Research and Innovation, Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre

April

 

3

 

The Food Security Challenge

 

Molly Anderson, Partridge Chair in Food and Sustainable Agriculture Systems, College of the Atlantic

John Reilly, Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change Center for Environmental Policy Research at the MIT Sloan School of Management

10

Geoengineering Solutions

Armond Cohen,Co-founder and Executive Director of the Clean Air Task Force, founder and leader of the Conservation Law Foundation’s Energy Project

John Steinbruner, Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland; Director, Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM); past Director, Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution

Jason Blackstock, Visiting Fellow, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, University of Oxford

17

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