Bradford Seminar Archive Spring 2017 to Spring 1999

The David Bradford Seminars in Science Technology and Environmental Policy (Spring 2012 to Spring 2017)

 

Spring Schedule 2017

STEP seminars are held in Wallace Hall 300 (unless specified otherwise )
12 noon until 1pm
(Lunch is served at 11:45a)


 

February 13th, 2017
China's Revolution of Energy Demand and Supply by 2050: The Role of Buildings and The Built Environment
 

Nan Zhou

Energy/Environmental Policy Staff Scientist/Engineer

International Energy Analysis Department
China Energy Group

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories

Berkeley, CA.

» link to slides


February 20th, 2017
No scheduled STEP seminar
 


February 27th, 2017
Good for the Poor, Good for the Forest? Lessons from " Forest-Friendly" Land Titling Efforts in Ecuador

Lisa Naughton

Department Chair, Professor of Geography
University of Wisconsin, Madison
 

 


March 6th, 2017
Building Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Alice Hill

Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, formerly
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Resilience,
National Security Council, The White House


March 13th, 2017
International Partnerships and Technological Leapfrogging in China's Clean Energy Sector

 Joanna Lewis

Associate Professor of Science, Technology and International Affairs
Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service
Georgetown University


 


March 20th, 2017
No STEP Seminar - Break week


 

March 27th, 2017
Energy Options for Cleaner Air

Tracey Holloway
 

Professor of Environmental Studies
Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE)
University of Wisconsin, Madison


 

April 3rd, 2017
Tropical Forests: Where Are We Headed?
 
Rhett Butler

President, Mongabay-Latam

Mongabay seeks to raise interest in and appreciation of nature and wildlife, while examining the impact of emerging trends in climate, technology, economics, and finance on conservation and development.


April 10th, 2017
How Energy Choices Affect Exposures to Bioaccumulative Pollutants at the Local and Global Scales

Elsie Sunderland

Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering
Department of Environmental Health
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


 

April 17th, 2017

Towards a Comprehensive Assessment of Temperature-related Health Impacts in a Changing Climate

Antonio Gasparrini

Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Department of Social & Environmental Health Research
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK


April 24th , 2017
Weather,Climate Change,and Death in India

Olivier Deschenes

Professor, Department of Economics
University of California, Santa Barbara

This seminar with co-sponsored with Princeton's Industrial Relations Sector program


May 1st, 2017

Soy Story: Tracking the Impacts of the Global Agricultural Commodity Trade on Species

Jonathan Green

Luc Hoffman Research Institute Fellow
Stockholm Environment Institute
University of York, York , UK


May 8th, 2017

President Obama's Science Advisor's report on Protecting Against Biological Attack

Christopher Chyba

If you would like to be included on the STEP e-mail list for seminar notification, please e-mail your request to step@princeton.edu

Adlinger Center for Energy and the Environment Seminar Series

Contact STEP
Chuck Crosby, Manager - STEP Program

 

Fall 2016

September 19th, 2016
"Where is the beef? Climate Change Knowledge and Communication in Brazil."
 

Myanna Lahsen

Senior Associate Researcher
Center for Earth System Science
Brazilian Institute for Space Research
Sao Jose doe Campos, Brazil

Abstract:
Skepticism about climate science is often identified as a key obstacle to effective decision making in the U.S. and other countries. Brazil has come to be celebrated as an enlightened counter-example because climate science is largely uncontested, as reflected in analyses of climate coverage in national newspapers and in a series of international surveys performed by the Pew Center and others. However, drawing on extensive analysis of Brazilian climate politics and newspaper coverage of climate change, I reveal a deep disconnect between Brazil’s emissions profile and how climate change and related solutions are defined in ways that obstruct awareness of Brazil’s single most important source of emissions: cattle-raising. During the talk, I will also discuss broader environmental risks generated by agricultural expansion in Brazil's biodiversity hotspot, the "Cerrado" savanna biome, to highlight how Brazil’s research agendas and mass communications structures bear on the challenge of responding to the threats of resource depletion and global environmental change.


October 10th, 2016
 "Wildlife Conservation in Asia: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"
 

David Wilcove
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and
Public Affairs
Princeton University


October 17th, 2016
" A Quantitative Menu Of Items For A Climate-Friendly Global Agricultural System In 2050: A Wedges Analysis In Princeton Lingo"

Tim Searchinger

Research Scholar
STEP Program/ Woodrow Wilson School
Princeton University
 

 


October 24th, 2016
" What's at Stake for the Environment in the 2016 Presidential Election- A Panel discussion with Michael Oppenheimer, Robert Keohane and Sarah Schindler"

Michael Oppenheimer - Princeton University
Robert Keohane - Princeton University
Sarah Schindler -  Professor of Law - University of Maine School of Law
 

This program is co-sponsored with Princeton's Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA)


November 7th, 2016
"Optimizing the Conservation, Social, and Economic Functions of Tropical Forestry "

Zuzana Burivalova

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
STEP Program, Princeton University
 


November 14th, 2016
" New Evidence on the Economic Impacts of Climate Change"

Marshall Burke

Assistant Professor
Department of Earth System Science and
Center Fellow- Center on Food Security and the Environment
Stanford University


November 21st, 2016
"TBA  "

Robert Michael Boddey

Research Scientist
EMBRAPA (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation)
Brasilia, Brazil
 


 

 


 


November 28th, 2016
"Climate, Air Quality and Health Implications of China's Energy Future."

Denise Mauzerall

Professor of Environmental Engineering and International Affairs
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Woodrow Wilson School
Princeton University


December 5th, 2016
" Assessing the Health, Environmental, and Climate Change Effects From Several Mitigation Interventions in the United States"

Ines Azevedo

Associate Professor of Engineering and Public Policy and
Co-Director of the Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making
Carnegie Mellon University

 

Spring 2016

February 8th, 2016
"Meat, Milk,Climate Change and Habitats: Strategies for Mitigating Greenhouse Gas and Biodiversity Impacts of Rising Demand for Beef and Milk."
 

Tim Searchinger

Research Scholar
The Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy
Princeton University

Abstract: Cows, sheep and goats generate roughly half of all agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, and their increased production leads to more than half of all land use change with resulting impacts on both carbon and biodiversity.  Global demand for milk is on a course to grow by 80% between 2007 and 2050.   However, livestock production is also of great economic significance.  This talk will discuss the environmental challenge and strategies for addressing it both globally and with a particular focus on the sustainable intensification of livestock systems in Colombia.


February 18th, 2016  (Thursday, Bowl 16 Robertson Hall lower level 12:15p - 1:15p)
 "The Need For Energy Storage: How Fast, How Cheap, How much?"
 

Jon Wellinghoff

Former chairman U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Partner: Stoel Rivers LLP.

( co-sponsored with LAPA)


Monday February 22nd, 2016
" The Hazardous Legacies Project: Towards a Comparative Environmental Sociology of Cities"

Scott Frickel

Associate Professor of Sociology and Environment and Society
Brown University

Abstract:  The Hazardous Legacies Project is premised on the idea that cities are fundamentally outcomes of socio-environmental changes that unfold recursively over time on the same local lands.   Our research examines the interplay of urban demography, industrialization and risk management to identify local mechanisms driving the socio-environmental change. The study is informed by spatial and historical comparison of hazardous waste site accumulation in four major U.S. cities (Minneapolis, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Portland, OR) over five decades, from 1955 to 2008.   Data for the analysis include detailed site-, tract-, and city-level information gathered for thousands of current and former industrial sites – most of which remain unacknowledged in government reports and hazardous site lists.   Results show how industrial churning, residential churning, and risk containment intersect to produce cumulative socio-environmental transformations of urban lands.


February 29th, 2016
" Structures of Coastal Resilience: Dynamic Performance Based Analysis and Design of Coastal Flood Protection"

Guy Nordensen


Professor
School of Architecture,
Princeton University


March 7th, 2016
"India in the Emergent Climate Regime: The Dilemmas of A Premature Power "

Navroz Dubash

Senior Fellow and Coordinator of the Climate Initiative
Centre for Policy Research
New Delhi
India


March 21st, 2016
" Global Decision Making About Science and the Environment: What Works and What Doesn't Work"

Julia Marton-Lefevre

Former director of the International Union for Conservation of Nature , Paris
and currently, Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Environmental Scholar
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies


March 28th, 2016
"Emotions and Climate Discourse in the Construction of Climate Denial  "

Kari Norgaard

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology, University of Oregon
 


 

 


 


April 18th, 2016
"Grid -Integrated Wind Energy Potential In China"

Valerie Karplus

Class of 43 Career Development Professor and
Assistant Professor of Global Economics and Management
MIT/Sloan


April 25th, 2016
" Sustainable Land Use and the Critical Role of Next Generation Earth Observation"

Lyndon Estes
Associate Research Scholar
Program in Science ,Technology and Environmental Policy and
the Princeton Environmental Institute

Princeton University


May 2nd, 2016
" While Nations Talk, Cities Act"

David Miller

Former C40 Chair and Mayor of Toronto
Currently, President of World Wildlife Fund ( Canada)

Abstract: I  will discuss the worldwide leadership role of cities who are using smart
environmental policies to effectively address environmental, economic and social issues

 

Fall 2015

October 5th, 2015 
"Imagination Inflation: Environmentalism and the Myth of Clean Water"
 

John Cronin

Senior Fellow for Environmental Affairs
Adjunct Lecturer
Editor, EarthDesk.org
Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies
Dyson College of the Arts and Sciences
Pace University

October 12th, 2015 
 "The Role of Insurance in Reducing Losses from Extreme Events: The Need for Public-Private Partnerships"
 

Howard Kunreuther
James G. Dinan Professor
Professor of Decision Sciences and Business Economics and Public Policy
Wharton, The University of Pennsylvania

Monday October 19th, 2015
" Reducing The Risks of Nuclear Weapons Use"

Bruce Blair

Research Policy Analyst
Woodrow Wilson School and the Program on Science and Global Security
Princeton University

October 22nd, 2015 (Thursday)
" Technological Innovation in a Climate Constrained World"

Arnulf Grubler
Senior Research Scholar and Acting Director - Transitions to New Technologies, IIASA and
Professor of Energy and Technology , Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

  (This seminar will be in Bowl #1 Robertson Hall 12:15p-1:15p)

October 26th, 2015
" Effects of Recent Storms On Coastal Real Estate Markets"

Clint Andrews
Professor and Associate Dean for Planning and New Initiatives and
Director, Rutgers Center for Green Building
Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Rutgers University
 

November 9th, 2015
"Bringing Green Innovation to Energy and Other Legacy Sectors "

Charles Weiss
Professor and Director (retired)
The Program in Science, Technology and International Affairs
Georgetown University
 

November 16th,  2015
" Biodiversity Conservation and Forest Policy in the Brazilian Amazon"

Alexander Lees
Postdoctoral Research Associate
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Cornell University

November 23rd, 2015 
" Antibiotic Effectiveness- Managing A Global Resource."

Ramanan Laxminarayan
Senior Research Scholar
Princeton Environmental Institute
Princeton University

November 30th, 2015 -
" Using Horticulture as A Vehicle for Income Generation and Nutritional Improvement in Sub- Sahara Africa"

James Simon
Professor, Department of Plant Biology and Plant Pathology;
Director , New Use Agriculture and natural Plant Products Program,
Rutgers University

December 14th, 2015
 
"Negative Emissions in a Multi-objective World: Harnessing Carbon Dioxide Removal Potentials Under Sustainability Concerns"


Sabine Fuss



Head of the Working Group on Resources and International Trade
Mercator Research institute on Global Commons and Climate Change
Berlin, Germany

 

Spring 2015

February 23rd, 2015
"How Much Nature Do We Need? And How Can We Secure It Quickly? "
 

Will Turner 
Senior Vice President & Chief Scientist, The Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science and Oceans, Conservation International, Washington, D.C.


March 2nd, 2015 
"Paternalism and Energy Efficiency"
 

Hunt Alcott
Assistant Professor of Economics
New York University


March 9th, 2015 
 " Does the Environment Still Matter? Daily Temperature and Income in the United States"
Sol Hsiang  
Assistant Professor of Public Policy
University of California , Berkeley

link to video of presentation


March 16th, 2015 - Spring Break - No STEP seminar

 


 


March 23rd, 2015
 "Emotions and Climate Discourse In The Construction Of  Climate Denial "
 

Kari Norgaard
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology, University of Oregon 


March 30th,  2015
" Can Palm Oil Be Green?"

Xingli Giam
Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Washington


April 6th, 2015 
" Plants In Space - Testing Assumptions About Species Distributions"

Bethany Bradley
Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Conservation
University of Massachusetts- Amherst


April 13th, 2015 - "Policy Perspectives on Population Resettlements in Anticipation of Climate Impacts"

Francois Gemenne
Executive Director, Politics of the Earth
FNRS Senior Research Associate,
Sciences Po , Paris, France


April 20th, 2015  "Predictive Evaluation of Energy Storage and OtherTechnologies"

Jessika Trancik
Assistant Professor of Energy Studies
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


April 27th, 2015  "The Effects of the Pet Trade on Indonesian Birds "

Bert Harris
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Princeton University


May 4th , 2015 " Water Scacity in China: Issues, Policies, and Politics"

Scott Moore
International Affairs Fellow,
Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, D.C.
 


May 11th, 2015 " How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save? Evidence From California "

Arik Levinson
Professor of Economics
Georgetown University

 

Fall 2014

September 22nd, 2014
"Black Swan Tropical Cyclones"


Ning Lin , Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering ,
Princeton University
 

September 29th, 2014 
"The Business Case For Sustainable Shale Gas Development"
John Quigley

Alternate Federal Commissioner on the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin and
former Secretary of the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

October 6th, 2014 " The Challenges of 2 Degrees C: Lessons from IPCC WG3"?
Leon Clarke

Senior Scientist

Joint Global Change Research Institute

College Park, MD 20740

United States

October 13th, 2014 "Science to Policy: Europe's Future Air Quality  "

Fabian Wagner

 


Visiting Research Scholar, the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and the Woodrow Wilson School. Gerhard R. Andlinger Visiting Professor in Energy and the Environment

October 20th, 2013 "Living Islands: Coping with Sea-level Rise in Kiribati and the Pacific Islands "

Simon Donner
Associate Professor of Climatology 
University of British Columbia

October 27th 2014 - No STEP seminar - Fall Break  Week

November 3rd, 2014  " Environmental Migration and Labor Markets in Nepal"

Valerie Mueller

Research Fellow
International Food Policy Research Institute
Washington, D.C.

November 10th, 2014  Special STEP Seminar - "A Conversation with Mary Robinson"

Mary Robinson
United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Change and
Former President of Ireland

Attendance at this event is limited and requires prior departmental approval
(contact: ccrosby@princeton.edu)

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November 17th , 2014  "Industrial and Smallholder Commercial Agriculture in the Tropics - The Case of Oil Palm in Indonesia"

Janice Ser Huay Lee
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Princeton University

 

November 24th, 2014  "Obstacles and Opportunities in Environmental Management "

 

Simon Levin
George M. Moffett Professor of Biology
Princeton University
 

December1st, 2014 " Tigers, Tribes, and Bureaucrats: Persuading Indian Tribals to Voluntarily Relocate For Conservation"
Nitin Sekar
 

5th Year Graduate Student , Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Princeton University

December8th, 2014 " Why Wind Energy "

Cristina Archer
Associate Professor
College of Earth, Ocean and Environment
University of Delaware

 

Spring 2014

STEP seminars are held in Wallace Hall 300 (unless specified otherwise )
12 noon until 1pm
(Lunch is served at 11:45a

February 10th, 2014
"Air Pollution in China: Scientific and Public Policy Challenges"


Tong Zhu , Princeton Global Scholar,
Peking University
 

February 17th, 2014
"A Framework to Achieve Energy Access for All"
Dan Kammen

Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy, University of California, Berkeley

February 24th, 2014 " Negotiating A New Climate Treaty: Will the Efforts to Craft A New U.N. Agreement On Global Warming Be Successful? "
David Victor

Professor, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies,
University of California, San Diego

March 3, 2014 " The Impact of Air Pollution on Life Expectancy: Evidence from China's Huai River Policy"

Avi Ebenstein

Visiting Scholar, Center for Health and Wellbeing, Princeton University, 2013-2014

Lecturer, Department of Economics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

March10th, 2013 " Unconventional Gas and Infant Health Outcomes In Pennsylvania "
Janet M. Currie

Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs
Director of the Center for Health and Well-Being
Princeton University

March 17th 2014 - No STEP seminar - Spring Break Week

March 24th 2014 " Consumer Response To Energy Efficiency Technologies"
Tim Brennan

Professor of Public Policy and Economics, UMBC; Senior Fellow , Resources for the Future;
Chief Economist, U.S. Federal Communication Commission, Washington , D.C.

March 31st, 2014 "Powering Forward:The Next Steps to Drive Clean Energy in America"
Bill Ritter

Director, Center for the New Energy Economy, Colorado State University and
Former Governor of Colorado

April 7th , 2014 "Global Land Monitoring Using Landsat Data"
Matt Hansen

Professor, Department of Geography, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

April 14, 2014 "The (Rocky) Path to 80 Percent Renewables "
Warren Powell

Professor, Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering,
Director, Princeton Laboratory for Energy Systems Analysis(PENSA)
Princeton University

April 21st, 2014 " Complex Adaptive Problems in Nature and Society"
James R Watson
 

Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,
Princeton University, Researcher, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm Univers

 

Fall 2013

October 7th 2013,
"Clean the Air, Heat the Planet?"


Nadine Unger

Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry
Yale University
 

October 14th, 2013 
"The Climate Crisis and A Scientific Prescription"
James Hansen

 

Earth Institute, Columbia University,  
formerly Director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

October 21st, 2013 "  Solutions for a A Nitrogen-Soaked World "
Eric Davidson

Woods Hole Research Center
Falmouth, MA.

November 4th, 2013 " Atmospheric Perspective on Emissions from Oil and Gas Operations in the U.S."

Gabrielle Petron

Research Scientist, NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES).

November 11th, 2013   " How  Should Climate Change Affect Land Conservation Priorties?"
Morgan Tingley
 

David H Smith, Conservation Research Fellow, STEP Program 
Princeton University 

November 18th, 2013 "From Hetch Hetchy to the Elwha: Protecting and Restoring America's Rivers"
Robert Irvin

Preseident and CEO, American Rivers

November 25th, 2013 "Elephants and the Ivory Pandemic "
Andy Dobson

Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Princeton University

December 2nd, 2013 " Conservation Drones: Low Cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Conservation Research and Applications. "

Lian Pin Koh

Visting Associate Research Scholar , STEP Program, Princeton University and
Assistant Professor of Applied Ecology and Conservation,
ETH, Zurich

December 9th, 20123 "Who Pays for Tropical Conservation? The Incentives and Disincentives of Sustainable Resource Management. "
Jonathan Green

Postdoctoral Research Associate, STEP Program
Princeton University

 

Spring Schedule 2013

STEP seminars are held in Wallace Hall 300 (unless specified otherwise )
12 noon until 1pm
(Lunch is served at 11:45a)


February 11th, 2013 "  Opportunities for Mitigation of Methane Emissions in China."

WWS Policy Workshop graduate students

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February 18th 2013,
"Water and Leakage Issues Associated with Carbon-capture and storage( CCS) and Shale -gas Hydrofracking"


Mike Celia

Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
 


 

February 25th, 2012 
"On the Spatial Economic Impact of Global Warming"
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg

Professor of Economics and international Affairs
Department of Economics and The Woodrow Wilson School
Princeton University


 

March 4th, 2013 "  Making Green Cities (Or At Least, Not Taking Them For Granted)"
David Hsu

Assistant Professor; Associate Chair
City & Regional Planning
The University of Pennsylvania School of Design 


 

March 11th,  2013 " Pathways To A Sustainable Food Future"
Tim Seachinger

Associate Research Scholar,
Woodrow Wilson School and  the Program in Science ,Technology and Environmental Policy


March 18th, 2013  
NO STEP Seminar -  Spring Break Week


 

March 25th, 2013   " The Causal Effect of Environmental Catastrophe on Long-Run Economic Growth "
Solomon Hsiang
 

Postdoctoral Research Associate , STEP Program 
Princeton University 


 

April 1st, 2012 " From Democratic Consensus to Cannibalistic Hordes: The Principles of Collective Behavior in Human and Animal Groups "
Iain Couzin

Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Princeton University


 

April 8th, 2012 "Building Environmentally Sustainable and Just Communities: Lessons From Hurricane Sandy "
Vicki Been 

Boxer Family Professor of Law
Director, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy
NYU School of Law


 

April 15th, 2013 " Is Prevention Better than Cure for Conservation "
Hugh Possingham

Professor - Departments of Zoology & Entomology, and Mathematics
The University of Queensland, Australia


 

April  22nd,  2012  " Agriculture, Diet, and Global Environmental Sustainability"
G. David Tilman

Regents Profressor, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior
University of Minnesota


 

April  29th, 2013 " Impacts of Forests and Land Use on Air Pollution-climate Interactions "
Nadine Unger

Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Yale University


 

 

Fall Schedule 2012

STEP seminars are held in Wallace Hall 300 (unless specified otherwise )
12 noon until 1pm
(Lunch is served at 11:45a)


 

September 24th, 2012 " Climate Change Regulation and Cost-Benefit Analysis: Opportunities and Challenges."

Bob Kopp

Assistant professor in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences and Associate Director of the Rutgers Energy Institute;  Associate member of the graduate faculty of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University.


 


 

October 1st, 2012 " The Psychology of Climate Change: Looking Beyond the Left-Right Divide "
Ezra Markowitz

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Research Community on Communicating Uncertainty: Science, Institutions, and Ethics in the Politics of Global Climate Change - PIIRS Program , Princeton University


 

October 8th, 2012 " Forests, Economics, and Local Livelihoods: Can We Have Our Wood and Eat Too? "
Brendan Fisher


Conservation Science Program
World Wildlife Fund


 

October 15th, 2012 "  Human Health Effects of Air Pollution: Statistics, Science, and Public Policy"
Arden Pope III

Mary Lou Fulton Professor of Economics, Brigham Young University


 

October 22th,  2012 " Planning for People and Places: Sustaining Languages, Cultures, and Biodiversity"
Eleanor Sterling

Director, Center  for Biodiversity and Conservation, The American Museum of Natural History


October 29th, 2012  
NO STEP Seminar -  Fall Break Week


 

November 5th, 2012   " The Economic Causes and Consequences of AIDS in Africa "
Anne Case

Alexander Stewart 1886 Profesor of Economics and Public Affairs; Director, Research Program in Development Studies, Princeton University


 

November 12th, 2012 " Energy and Environmental Policy at a Crossroads: The 2012 Election "
Juliet Eilperin

The Washington Post


 

November 19th, 2012 "The Carbon Cycle without Humans"
Jorge Sarmiento

 

George J. Magee Professor of Geosciences and Geological Engineering. Director, Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton University
 


 

November 26th, 2012 " Science and Technology Policy: A View from the White House "
Steve Fetter

Formerly- Assistant Director in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy


 

December 3rd,  2012  "The Influence of Short-lived Air Pollutants on Historical and Future Climate"
Larry Horowitz

Physical Scientist, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory ( GFDL) 

Princeton University


December 10th, 2012 " TBA"
 


December 17th, 2012 " No STEP seminar "
 

 

Spring Schedule 2012

STEP seminars are held in Wallace Hall 300 (unless specified otherwise )
12 noon until 1pm
(Lunch is served at 11:45a)


February 13th, 2012 " The Fate of the Land Carbon Sink."

Stephen W. Pacala

Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Director, Princeton Environmental Institute
Princeton University
 


February 20th, 2012 " Water for Sustainable Ecosystems "
Kelly Caylor

Assistant Professor Of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University


February 27th, 2012 " The First Census of Marine Life: Implications for Public Policy and for Global Science "
Jesse H. Ausubel


Director, Program for the Human Environment, Rockefeller University


March 5th, 2012 "How Quantum Mechanics Can Help Solve the World's Energy Problems "
Emily Carter

Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Applied and Computational Mathematics
Founding Director, Gerhard R. Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
 


March 12th,  2012 " Managing a Malthusian Crisis: The Future of the Biomedical Workforce"
Shirley Tilghman

President of Princeton University, Professor of Molecular Biology


March 19th, 2012  
NO STEP Seminar -  Spring Break Week


March 26th, 2012   " Information as a Tool of Environmental Regulation "
Michael Herz

Arthur Kaplan Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University,  Microsoft/LAPA Fellow 2011/12, Princeton University


April 2nd, 2012 " The Role of Scientific Assessments in Policy Formulation: The UK National Ecosystem Assessment ( NEA)  "
Robert Watson

Professor of Environmental Science and Director of Strategic Development, University of East Anglia and   Chief Scientific Advisor  Department  for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs(DEFRA) London, UK.

Assessments: Science Policy Interface

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April 9th, 2012 "Does Agricultural Intensification Protect Forests?"
Ruth DeFries

 

Denning Professor of Sustainable Development
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology
Columbia University


April 16th, 2012 " Climate Change,Nuclear Power and Nuclear Proliferation: Magnitude Matters "
Rob Goldston

Professor of Astrophysics,  Princeton University
 


April 23rd,  2012 "  Sea Otters, Kelp Forests, and Coastal Communities: Ecosystem Services Amongst Trophic Cascades"
Kai Chan 

Research Chair and Associate Professor, Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability,  University of British Columbia


April 30th, 2012 " Using Google-Earth Satellite Imagery to Assess Nuclear Proliferation Programs"
Frank Pabian

Senior Geospatial Information Analyst at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the Global Security Directorate and a visiting scholar at CISAC ( Stanford University)


May 7th, 2012 " Impacts of Fisheries and Global Warming on Marine Ecosystems "
Daniel Pauly

Professor, Fisheries Centre and Zoology, Principal investigator , Sea Around Us Project, University of British Columbia

 

The David Bradford Seminars in Science Technology and Environmental Policy (Spring 2005 to Fall 2011)

 

Fall Schedule 2011

STEP seminars are held in Wallace Hall 300 (unless specified otherwise )
12 noon until 1pm
(Lunch is served at 11:45a)


September 26th, 2011 " Are Rainforest Parks Poverty Traps? Lessons from a Decade of Forest Loss and Economic Growth Around Kibale National Park, Uganda."

Lisa Naughton

Professsor, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison
 


October 3rd, 2011 " Creating Markets for Eco-System Services: Is the Emperor  Wearing Any Clothes? "
James Salzman

Samuel Fox Mordecai Professor of Law and
Nicholas Institute Professor of Environmental Policy, Duke University


October 10th, 2011 " The International Atomic Energy Agency( IAEA) and Iran "
Olli Heinonen

Senior Fellow, The Kennedy School, Harvard University; Formerly,  IAEA Deputy Director General for Safeguards, 2005-10


October 17th, 2011 "  Feeding 9 Billion; Maintaining the Planet"
Jason Clay

Senior Vice President Market Transformations, World Wildlife Fund

This seminar has been cancelled


October 24th,  2011 " The Long Road to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty --- Next Steps"
Pierce Corden

Visiting Scholar, Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy, AAAS
Washington , DC


October 31st, 2011  
NO STEP Seminar -  Fall Break Week


November 7th, 2011   " Amazon Forests in the Global Supermarket: New Policies for Conservation and Restoration "
Thomas Rudel

Professor, Departments of Human Ecology and Sociology, Rutgers University


November 14th, 2011 " Complex Adaptive Systems and the Challenge of Sustainability"
Simon Levin

Moffett Professor of Biology , Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University 


November 21st, 2011 "Uranium Enrichment: Is the Genie Out of the Bottle?
R. Scott Kemp

 

Associate Research Scholar, The Program in Science  and Global Security, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University


November 28th, 2011 " The Serengeti shall not Divide - Repositioning Infrastructure Development Around An Iconic East African National Park "
Andrew P. Dobson

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University
 


December 5th,  2011 "  Energy Policy Initiatives to Propel Economic Recovery"
Michael Schwartz
 

formerly, Senior Vice President, Commercial Strategy for Duke Energy Generation Services, Duke Energy


December 12th, 2011 "Managing Arctic Sea Ice "
Stephanie Pfirman

Hirschorn Professor and co-Chair
Environmental Science Department
Barnard College, Columbia University
 

 

Spring Schedule 2011

STEP seminars are held in Wallace Hall 300 (unless specified otherwise )
12 noon until 1pm
(Lunch is served at 11:45a)


February 7th, 2010 " Complementing Carbon: Opportunities for Near-Term Action on Non-CO2 Climate Forcers."

WWS MPA  student workshop group:

Miklos Bankuti
Matt Frades
David Kanter
Jenna Losh
Clare Sierawski
Aliza Wasserman
Julia Zuckerman
 


February 14th, 2011 "Smoke and Mirrors: Is Geoengineering a Solution to Global Warming?"
Alan Robock

Distinguished Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University.


February 21st, 2011 " How Disinformation About Climate and Energy Informs Economic Policy In the United States"
Paul Falkowski

Professor, Departments of Geological Sciences and Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University


February 28th, 2011 " Beyond Green Jobs: The Next American  Economy and the Politics of Hope"
Van Jones

Distinguished Visitor , Center for African American Studies, Princeton University


March 7th,  2011 " TBA"
 


March 14th, 2011  
NO STEP Seminar -  Spring Break Week


March 21st, 2011   "Civilizing Fossil Fuels"
Robert H. Williams

Senior Research Scientist, Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University

» Video


March 28th, 2011 "How the United States Could Make Missile Defenses that Actually Work"
Theodore Postol

Professor  of Science, Technology and International Security , MIT


April 4th, 2011 "Progress and Problems in the International Effort to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism"

Kenneth Luongo

The Partnership  for Global Security, Washington, DC


April 11th, 2011 " Energy Plans, Policies, and Futures - How One Federal Agency is Influencing Your Energy Future"
The Hon. Jon Wellinghoff

Chair, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission - Washington, DC
 


April 18th 2011 "  Climate Change Mitigation Policy and Action In Eastern Europe"
Josue Tanaka

Coporate Director, Strategic and Corporate Planning, Energy Efficiency, and Climate Change -European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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April 25th, 2011 "  Boy or Girl: Should Parents Be Allowed to Choose the Sex of Their Children"

Edgar Dahl

Institute for Ethics, History and Theory of Medicine
University of Muenster, Germany

 

Fall Schedule 2010

STEP seminars are held in Wallace Hall 300 (unless specified otherwise )
12 noon until 1pm
(Lunch is served at 11:45a)


September 27th, 2010 " The Future of Nuclear Waste Disposal in the U.S."
Allison MacFarlane

Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University


October 4th, 2010 ("Action, As If Climate Mattered")
Stephen Andersen

Director of Research, Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD) and Co-Chair, United Nations Montreal Protocol Technology and Economics Assessment Panel (TEAP).


October 11th, 2010 " Negotiating Climate Change: Mandates, Principles, Strategies and Metrics"
Dennis Clare

Senior Law Fellow, Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development
and delegate to the UNFCCC for the Federated States of Micronesia


October 18th, 2010 "Deep Borehole Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel"
Patrick V. Brady

Sandia National Laboratory


October 25th, 2010  "Proliferation-Resistant Nuclear Energy: The Emerging Role of Thorium and New Reactor Technologies"
Seth Grae

President, and CEO  - Lightbridge Corporation


November 1st, 2010  
NO STEP Seminar - Break Week


November 8th, 2010   "Cost-Benefit Analysis of Environmental Regulation: Perils and Pitfalls"
Amy Sinden

Professor of Law,  Beasley School of Law, Temple University


November 15th, 2010 "Japan's Policy Debate over Climate Change"
Fumihiko Yoshida

Global Issues Editiorial Writer,  Asahi Shimbun (Japan's New York Times)


November 22, 2010 "The Future of U.S.- Russian Arms Control"
Pavel Podvig

Stanford University


November 29th, 2010 'Assessing China's Emission Control Options: Carbon Taxes, Sulfur Mandates, and More"
Chris Nielsen

The Harvard China Project, Harvard University


December 6th, 2010 "  How Would We Act If We Took Climate Change Seriously"
Robert Socolow

Professor- Princeton University and Co-Director Carbon Mitigation Initiative

 

 

Spring 2010

STEP seminars are held in Wallace Hall 300 unless specified otherwise - 12 noon until 1pm
(Lunch is served at 11:45a)

February 1st, 2010, "Copenhagen: The Sound and the Fury, Signifying...? "
Michael Oppenheimer

PowerPoint

» Video

» Director - STEP Program, Princeton University


February 8th, 2010 "Breaking the Impasse Between the United States and China on Climate Change "
Kelly Sims Gallagher

PowerPoint

» Video

» Associate Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy, Tufts University


February 15th, 2010, " Bridging the Science-Society Divide: Developing Integrated Scenarios for Climate Change Decision Support"
Richard Moss  

The implications of climate change for the environment and society will depend not only on the response of the Earth system to changes in radiative forcings, but also on how humankind responds through changes in technology, economies, lifestyle, and policy. Extensive uncertainties exist in future forcings of and responses to climate change, necessitating the use of “scenarios” of the future to explore the potential consequences of different response options. This talk and the subsequent discussion will review a new process for creating plausible scenarios to investigate key questions and policy issues related to climate change. It will focus on the requirements for descriptions of socio-economic and environmental futures to complement climate scenarios needed especially for considering the evolution of future vulnerability and the potential for adaptation

» video

» Senior Scientist, Joint Global Change Research Institute, University of Maryland


February 22nd, 2010 "Defending Against Iran's Ballistic Missiles'"
Theodore B. Postol

» Professor of Science, Technology, and National Security Policy, MIT


March 1st, 2010, "Global Environmental Engagement"
Shalini Vajjhala,

» Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of International Affairs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


March 8th, 2010 " Freedom  versus Bioethics"
Ronald Bailey

» Video

» Science Correspondent - Reason Magazine and Reason .Com


March 15th, 2010 -  Break week -  no STEP seminar


March 22nd, 2010, "Diversified Farming Systems: Benefits and Obstacles"

Claire Kremen

 

» Video

» Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy& Management, University of California, Berkeley


March 29th, 2010,  - " Is Nuclear Energy the Enabling Technology for Large-Scale Renewables"
Charles Forsberg
 

» video

» Research Scientist and Executive Director, Nuclear Fuel Cycle Project, MIT


April 5th, 2010  " In Hiroshima's Shadow: Prospects for Global Nuclear Disarmament Then and Now
Marvin Miller
 

» video

» Research Affliate, Science, Technology and Global Security Working Group, MIT


April 12th, 2010, "Balancing Risks: Nuclear Energy and Climate Change"
Alexander Glaser


 

» video

» Assistant Professor, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


April 19th, 2010 " International Cooperation to Strenghten S&T Innovation in Developing Countries"
Ana Arroio

» video

» Global Leaders Fellow- Oxford- Princeton Global Leaders Felowship Program

 

 

Fall Schedule 2009
STEP seminars are held in Wallace Hall 300 unless specified otherwise - 12 noon until 1pm
(Lunch is served at 11:45a)

____________________________________________________

September 28th 2009, "India’s Energy Future: How Much Can Nuclear Power Contribute?"
M.V. Ramana

» video

» Visiting Research Scholar - STEP Program, Princeton University


October 5th, " Climate Change and Agriculture"
Cynthia Rosenzweig

Abstract: 
Climate change exacerbates concerns about agricultural production and food security worldwide. At global and regional scales, food security is prominent among the human activities and ecosystem services under threat from dangerous anthropogenic interference in the earth’s climate. At the national scale, countries are concerned about potential damages that may arise in coming decades from climate change impacts, as these are likely to affect domestic and international policies, trading patterns, resource use, regional planning, and welfare. Agriculture plays two fundamental roles in human-driven climate change. On the one hand, it is the one key human sector that will be affected by climate change over the coming decades, thus requiring adaptation measures. On the other, agriculture is also a major source of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. As climate changes as well as socio-economic pressures shape future demands for food, fiber and energy, synergies must be identified between adaptation and mitigation strategies, to allow development of robust options that meet both the climate and societal challenges of the coming decades. Ultimately, farmers and others in the agricultural sector will be faced with the dual task of contributing to global reductions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions, while having to cope with an already-changing climate.

» video

» NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies


October 12th, " Seeing Climate, Seeing Change: Communicating Climate Science in a Changing Media Landscape"
Heidi Cullen

» video

» Director of Communications, Senior Research Scientist, Climate Central


October 19th, "The Challenge of Introducing New Vaccines: The UK Experience '"
David Salisbury

Co-sponsored with the Center for Health and Well-Being

» video

» Director of Immunization, Department of Health, London


October 26th, "Interactions between Climate and Regional Air Quality in the US:
How Changing Climate May Affect Smog and How Cleaning up Smog May Affect Climate"

Loretta Mickley,

» Research Associate, Department of Engineering and Applied Science , Harvard University

» video

Powerpoint


Fall Break - No seminar Monday, November 2nd


November 9th, "The Challenge of Producing More Food and Fewer Greenhouse Gas Emissions"
 Tim Searchinger

» video

Powerpoint

» Associate Research Scholar, Princeton Environmental Institute


November 16th, "Putting Ecosystem Services on the Map"
Taylor Ricketts

» video

Powerpoint

» Director, Conservation Science Program, World Wildlife Fund


November 23rd,  - " Dynamics and Control of Acute Infectious Diseases in Space and Time"
Bryan Grenfell
 

» video

» Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School.


November 30th, " Consumer Genetics and Clinical Attitudes: Who Decides Whether You Can Look At Your Own DNA?"
Lee Silver
 

» video

» Professor of Molecular Biology and Public Affairs, Princeton University


December 7th, "Alternative Approaches to Carbon Capture and Storage at Existing Coal Power Plant Sites"
Robert Williams


 

» video

» Senior Research Scientist , PEI Energy Group, Princeton University

 

Spring Schedule 2009

February 9th 2009, "Leaders, Laggards, and Institutional Influence"
Ronald B. Mitchell

(co-sponsored with the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance)

» seminar video

» Professor, University of Oregon


February 16th, "The Role of Regulations in the Development of Agricultural Biotechnology"
Shanthu Shantharam

» seminar video

» Visiting Reseach Scholar, STEP Program , Princeton University


February 23rd, "The Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) as Generative Frame: Global Networks, Contested Science, and Epistemic Brokers"
Ron Herring

» seminar video

» Professor of Government, Cornell University


March 2nd, "Conflict Resolution Between Civil Society, Corporations, Governments and Banks On Large Scale Development Projects'"
Burt Singer

» seminar video

» Charles and Marie Robertson Professor of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University


March 9th, "Biogeochemisry and Environmental Change - The Role of Basic Science in Policy"
Lars Hedin,

» seminar video

» Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Princeton Environmental institute, Princeton University


Spring Break - March 15 thru March 22


March 23rd, "Airborne Particulates and Environmental Regulation"
Majid Ezzati, 

» seminar video

» Professor, Harvard School of Public Health


March 30th, "Synthetic Biology"
Ron Weiss

» seminar video

» Associate Profesor of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University


April 6th,  - There will be no STEP seminar on this date
 


April 16th, "Climate Risks vs. Economic Risks"
Cedric Philibert
 

Senior Consultant,  International Energy Agency ( IEA)

(Please note:  this seminar will be held on Thursday in Bowl #2 Robertson Hall 11:45a - 1p)

»


April 20th, "America's Energy Future: The Technological Options Available, 2010 - 2035"
Harold Shapiro


President of the University, Emeritus. Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University.
 

» seminar video


April 27th, "Agbiotechnology In India: Science and Regulation Issues"
Dr. Suman Sahai

» seminar video

» Founding Director, Gene Campaign, New Dehli , India


May 4th, " UN Climate Change Negotiations: Is a Deal Possible in Copenhagen?"
Ko Barrett

Deputy Director, Climate Program Office, NOAA

» seminar video

 

Fall Schedule 2008

September 22nd, "Climate Change and Crop Productivity: Challenges and Opportunities"
Vangimalla Reddy

» seminar video

» Research Leader, Crop Systems and Global Change Lab, United States Department of Agriculture


September 29th, "Navigating the Science, Mitigation Options and Climate Politics of Black Carbon"
Ellen Baum

» seminar video

» Senior Scientist, Clean Air Task Force


October 6th, "Energy and Climate: A World Bank Perspective"
Philippe Benoit

» seminar video

» Energy Section Manager for the Latin American and Caribbean Region, World Bank


October 13th, "Energy Challenges for the 21st Century- An International Oil Company Perspective"
David Eyton, Vice President for Research and Technology, British Petroleum

» seminar video


October 20th, "Quantitative Glimpses of Four Emerging Pathogens"
Andrew P. Dobson, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

» seminar video


Fall Break - October 25 thru November 2


November 3rd, "Dust Kills: From Combustion, Particles , and Genes to Policy"
Joel Schwartz

» seminar video

» Professor of Environmental Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health


November 10th, "Biosecurity Regulation of Genetically Engineered Crops In India: An Analysis of Science, Policy, and Anti-GE Activism"
CK Rao

» seminar video

» Coordinator and Founder, Foundation for Biotechnology Awareness and Education, India


November 17th, "Greening Aid: Understanding the Environmental Impact Of Development Assistance"
J. Timmons Roberts, Director, Program in Environmental Science and Policy, College of William and Mary

» seminar video

 

 

SPRING SCHEDULE 2008

The David Bradford Seminars in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy
The seminar series is co-sponsored with the Princeton Environmental Institute

Wallace Hall, Room 300
(12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m)
Lunch is provided starting at 11:45 a.m.


February 4, "Operational Hydrologic Monitoring of Mosquito-Borne Disease Transmission: The Science and Policy"

Jeffrey Shaman

Assistant Professor, Oregon State University


February 11, "Pollinator Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services, and Opportunities for Agricultural Policy"

Rachael Winfree

Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley.


February 18, To be Rescheduled: "Bridges to Sustainable Tropical Health: A Revisionist View of the Management of the Global Burden of Disease"

Burton Singer

Charles and Marie Robertson Professor of Public and International Affairs. Professor of Demography and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University


February 25, "Meaning and Representation of Illness, Health, and Healing among the Kel Tamasheq of Northern Mali"

Anna Muench

University of Berne (Switzerland), Office of Population Research, Princeton University


March 3, "Climate Change in the American Mind"

Anthony Leiserowitz

Research Scientist, Director of Stategic Initiatives and Director of Yale Project on Climate Change, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University


March 10, "Bridges to Sustainable Tropical Health: A Revisionist View of the Management of the Global Burden of Disease"

Burton Singer

Charles and Marie Robertson Professor of Public and International Affairs. Professor of Demography and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University


March 15-23 - Spring Break


March 31, "Framing Science: Journalism and Science Debates"

Matthew Nisbett, Assistant Professor, School of Communication, American University and Chris Mooney, free lance writer and journalist


April 7, "Integrating Game Theory and Life Cycle Analysis for Sustainability Policy"

Sharon Jones

Visiting Research Scholar, Princeton University


April 14, "Land Reform, Land Conflict, and Land Use in Brazil"

Lee Alston

Professor of Economics, University of Colorado; Director, Program on Environment and Society; Research Associate, NBER


April 21, "Mitigating Sea-level Rise"

Guy Nordenson

Professor of Architecture, Princeton University


April 28, "Environmental Policy and the Current Situation in the New Europe"

Pal Pepo

Professor of Agrobiotechnology and Plant Sciences, University of Debrecen, Hungary; Visiting Professor of Geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University

 

FALL SCHEDULE 2007

The David Bradford Seminars in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy
The seminar series is co-sponsored with the Princeton Environmental Institute

Wallace Hall, Room 300
(12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m)
Lunch is provided starting at 11:45 a.m.


September 24, "Loving Science to Death? How and Why Politicians Use and Misuse Science in Policy Debates"

David Goldston

WWS Scholar in Residence - STEP Program , Princeton University

» seminar video


October 1, "Parasites, People, and Poverty: Infectious Diseases and Millennium Development Goals"

Lord (Robert) May

» seminar video

» Oxford University


October 8, "Knowledge Management in International Assistance: From Policies to Local Self-reliance illustrated by Reproductive Health Programs"

Yoichi Yamagata

Japan International Cooperation Agency


October 15, "Toward Transportation Fuels with Near-zero GHG Emissions"

Robert Williams

Princeton Environmental Institute - Princeton University


October 22, "Long-term Consequesnces of Involuntary Resettlement: Are Large Dams Worth the Human Cost?"

Thayer Scudder

California institute Of Technology


Fall Break - October 27 thru November 4


November 5, "Environmental Justice: Beyond the Distributive Paradigm"

Kimberly Smith

Visiting Associate Professor of Center for African American Studies and the Princeton Environmental Institute.


November 12, "Natural Resources, Human Rights, and Governance"

Daniel Lynch

MacLean Professor,Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College and Visiting Research Scholar, STEP Program, Princeton University


November 19, "Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Waste, Nuclear Reactors - In Which There Is A Nuclear Renaissance- Should We Be Worried"

John Ahearne

Director of Ethics, Sigma Xi Center


November 26, "The U.S.- Africa Materials Institute: Technological Innovation for Africa"

Wole Sobeyejo

Princeton University (Materials institute)


December 3, TBA


December 10, "Framing Science: Journalism and Science Debates"

Matthew Nisbet

American University

 

SPRING SCHEDULE 2007

The David Bradford Seminars in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy
The seminar series is co-sponsored with the Princeton Environmental Institute
(PDF Schedule)

Wallace Hall, Room 300
(12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m)
Lunch is provided starting at 11:45 a.m.


February 5, “Medical Decisions, Estrogen, and Aging”

Jay Schulkin, PhD.

Director of Research, American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologist Department of Research,
409 12th Street, S.W.Washington, DC
Research Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophyiscs, Georgetown University


February 12, “Incorporating Equity Considerations in Assessing Environmental Risks and Interventions”

Majid Ezzatti

Associate Professor, Department of Population and International Health and Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health


February 26, "The Impact of Ozone Pollution on Human Health"
article 1

Michele Bell

Assistant Professor of Environmental Health, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies


March 8 on Thursday, Wallace 300, 4:30p-5:30p
Science and Innovation in Africa

booktour

Calestous Juma

Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director of Science, Technology, and Globalization, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University


March 12, “Climate Change in the European Alps: Adapting Winter Tourism and Natural Hazards Management”

Shardul Agrawala

Administrator, Climate Change, Environmental Directorate, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, France; Visiting Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University


March 19 - Spring Break


March 26, “Climate Consilience and Surreal Story: Popper, Profession, and Media Engage the Science and Psychologies of Global Warming”

Bill Blakemore

News Correspondent, ABC News

» seminar video


April 2, “Real Policy for Virtual Worlds”

Edward Felten

Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School and Director, Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University.

» seminar video


April 9, “Averting the Ultimate Environmental Catastrophe: Deflecting Asteroids Away from Collision with Earth-- With Today's Technology”

Christopher Chyba

Professor of Astrophysics and International Affairs and Director of the Program on Science and Global Security, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

» seminar video


April 16, "Mitigating Climate Change by Enabling the Stabilization Wedge"

Robert Socolow

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University

» seminar video


April 23, "Drug Development and The Ethics of the Globalized Clinical Trial

Adriana Petryna

Associate Professor of Anthroplogy, University of Pennsylvannia.

» seminar video


April 30, "Large Dams: Impact Assessments, Activist Groups, and Mitigation of Development Projects"

Aviva Imhof

International Rivers Network, Berkeley, California

» seminar video

 

FALL SCHEDULE 2006

The David Bradford Seminars in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy
The seminar series is co-sponsored with the Princeton Environmental Institute
(PDF Schedule)

Wallace Hall, Room 300
(12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m)
Lunch is provided starting at 11:45 a.m.


September 25, “Particle Physics and The Responsible Use of Public Resources”

Harold Shapiro

President of the University, Emeritus. Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University


October 2, “Vaccines Make A Difference”

Adel Mahmoud

President, Merck Vaccines at Merck & Company


October 9, "Large Dams, Oil Pipelines, and Other Development Projects:Can Impact Assessments Play A Larger Role?"

Burton Singer

Charles and Marie Robertson Professor of Public and International Affairs. Professor of Demography and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University


October 16, “FDA Decisions on Food Additives: Science, Policy, and Law”

Alan Rulis

Retired, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, College Park, MD


October 23, “Synthetic Biology: From Bacteria to Stem Cells”

Ron Weiss

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University


October 30 - Fall Break


November 6, “Climate Change: Policies and Legal Issues”

Annie Petsonk

International Counsel, Washington, DC Office, Environmental Defense


November 13, “Missing the Boat: Academic Research, Energy Investments, and Public Policy”

David Hawkins

Director, Climate Center, Natural Resources Defense Council.
 


November 20, “Environmental Policy and Technology Adoption: Pollution Control”

Nathaniel Keohane

Assistant Professor of Economics, Yale School of Management


November 27, "Toxics in the Tropics "

Gary Krieger

Newfields Inc., Denver, Colorado


December 4, "Risk = Hazard + Outrage: The Role of Risk Communication in
Environmental Controversies.”

Article 1
Article 2

Peter Sandman

Risk Communication Consultant in private practice. Academic affliations: Professor of Human Ecology at Rutgers and Professor of Environmental and Community Medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.


December 11, TBA

 

SPRING SCHEDULE 2006

The David Bradford Seminars in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy
The seminar series is co-sponsored with the Princeton Environmental Institute
(PDF Schedule)

Wallace Hall, Room 300
(12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m)
Lunch is provided starting at 11:45 a.m.


February 6, “The Polluter Pays Principle and Cost-Benefit Analysis of Climate Change: An Application of Fund

Richard Tol

Visiting Research Environmental Economist, Economics. Visiting Professor in Economics, Princeton University

Michael Otto

Professor of Sustainability and Global Change, Departments of Geosciences and Economics, Hamburg University, Hamburg, Germany


February 13, “The Internet is Broken. Please Don't Fix It” 

Edward W. Felten

Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs. Director, Center of Information Technology Policy, Princeton University
 


February 20, "Seasonality, Weather, and Acute Commnicable Disease"
Reading 1

David N. Fisman MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Drexel University School of Public Health, Visiting Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School and the Center for Health and Well-Being


February 27, “Global Trends in World Fisheries: Impacts on Marine Ecosystems and Food Security” 

Daniel Pauly

Professor and Director of the Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia


March 6, “The Daily Planet: Life on the Troubled Interface Between the Climate and the Media

Reading 1

Andrew N. Revkin

Science Reporter, The New York Times


March 13, “The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: An Agreement Among the Northeastern U.S. States”

Reading 1

Samuel Wolfe

Assistant Commissioner, N.J. Department of Environmental Protection


March 20 - Fall Break


March 27, “Biosecurity and Globalization of the Life Sciences ” 

Christopher Chyba

Professor of Astrophysical Sciences and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University


April 3, “Framing the Post-Kyoto Debate: Options for Climate Policy after 2012”

Reading PPT

Jonathan Pershing

Director, Climate, Energy and Pollution Program, World Resources Institute.


April 10, “Effectiveness of Market Mechanisms for Wetland Conservation” 

Smita Brunnermeier

Lecturer, Department of Economics, Princeton University


April 17, "Environmental Justice and Risk Assessment: Is There Any Common Ground?”

Reading PPT

Jonathan Levy

Mark and Catherine Winkler Assistant Professor of Environmental Health and Risk Assessment
Departments of Environmental Health and Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health


April 24, “Modeling Synergies and Tradeoffs Between Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Air Pollution Control”

Markus Amann

Leader, Transboundary Air Pollution Program and co-leader of IIASA’s Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Director, the Centre for Integrated Assessment Modelling (CIAM) of the European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP).


May 1, “Climate Change and the Role of Technology” 

Nebojsa Nakicenovic

Professsor of Energy Economics Technologies Power Systems and Energy Economics, Vienna University

 

FALL SCHEDULE 2005

The David Bradford Seminars in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy
The seminar series is co-sponsored with the Princeton Environmental Institute
(PDF Schedule)

Wallace Hall, Room 300
(12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m)
Lunch is provided starting at 11:45 a.m.


September 19, “The Uses and Misuses of Scientific Information in Public Policy”

Reading 1
Reading 2
Power Point  

Chris C. Mooney

Washington Correspondent, SEED magazine


September 26, “Air Pollution: Science, Impacts,and Policy”

Reading 1
Reading 2

Denise L. Mauzerall

Assistant Professor of Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University


October 3, "The Unfinished Business of Nuclear Disarmament"

Reading 1
Reading 2

Robert Alvarez

Director, Nuclear Policy Project, Institute for Policy Studies


October 10, “Evidence-Based Technology Management for Global Health Risks: Analytical Issues, Empirical Results, and Policy Implications”

Reading 1
Reading 2

Majid Ezzati

Assistant Professor of International Health
Harvard School of Public Health


October 17, “Pathways to Sustainable Development: Co-Optimizing Competitiveness,Environment, and Employment

Reading 1
Reading 2
PowerPoint

Nicholas A. Ashford

Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Director, The Program in Technology and Law


October 24, “Time to Abandon Darwin? Evolution and the Battle for the American Soul

Reading 1
Reading 2
PowerPoint

Kenneth R. Miller

Professor of Biology, Brown University


October 31 - Fall Break


November 7, “Politics and Business: Climate Change Policy Approaches A Turning Point” 

Hon. Eileen Claussen

President, The Pew Center on Global Climate Change


November 14, “Untangling Science and Politics: Is There Such a Thing as Objective Science-Policy Advice?”

Reading 1
Reading 2

E. William Colglazier

Executive Officer, The National Academy of Sciences


November 21, “An Insider's View of Corporate and Government Leadership in Climate Protection”

Reading 1
Reading 2

Stephen Andersen

Director, Strategic Climate Projects, U.S. E.P.A.


November 28, "Flawed Radiation Standards and Risks to Ecosystems and Biota”

Reading 1
Reading 2

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

O'Neill Family Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame
 


December 5, “Environmental Issues Associated with Modern Agriculture”

David Pimentel

Professor of Insect Ecology and Agricultural Sciences, Department of Entomology, Cornell University


December 12, “Regulatory Benefits and Costs: Progress and Challenges”

Reading 1

John D.Graham

Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Offfice of Management and Budget

 

SPRING SCHEDULE 2005

The David Bradford Seminars in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy
The seminar series is co-sponsored with the Princeton Environmental Institute
(PDF Schedule)

Wallace Hall, Room 300
(12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m)
Lunch is provided starting at 11:45 a.m.


January 31, “From Science to Policy: Evolution of Assessment in Climate Research” 

Richard H. Moss

Scientist, Battelle Pacific NW National Laboratory, Aldo Leopold Leadership Program Fellow


February 7, “The Needs of the Army: Using Compulsory Relocation in the Military to Estimate the Effect of Environmental Pollutants on Children’s Health”

Adriana Lleras-Muney

Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University


February 14, “Global Trends in World Fisheries:Impacts on Marine Ecosystems and Food Security” 

Daniel M. Pauly

Professor and Director, Fisheries Centre, The University of British Columbia


February 21, “Assessment of Ph.D. Programs in the U.S.”

Jeremiah P. Ostriker

Professor of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University


February 28, “Science at the Edge: Creating Science to Inform Air Quality Decisions in the Developed and Developing World”

Daniel S. Greenbaum

President, Health Effects Institute, Boston, Massachusetts


March 7, “Eliminating Civilian Commerce in Highly Enriched Uranium”

Armando Travelli

Senior Advisor for Nuclear Nonproliferation Program, Argonne National Laboratory.


March 14 - Spring Break


March 21, “Do Market Incentives Generate Innovation or Balkanization?” 

Wesley Yin

Lecturer in Economics, Princeton University


March 28, “Our Modern Society Becomes Us: Chemicals in Our Bodies”

John Spengler

Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation, Harvard School of Public Health


April 4, “Genetically Engineered Fish for Aquaculture: Will They Sink or Swim”

Robert H. Devlin

Research Scientist, Aquaculture Division, Fisheries and Oceans - Canada


April 11, “The Science-Policy Interface in the Mercury Power Plant Rule” 

Jason K. Burnett

Policy Advisor to Jeff Holmstead, AA for the Office of Air and Radiation, US EPA


April 18, “Global Climate Change”

James Hansen

Director of NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies


April 25, “Independent Inventors and Oligopolist Innovators: The David-Goliath Partnership?”

William J. Baumol

Professor of Economics, New York University and Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Economics, Princeton University

 

The David Bradford Seminars in Science Technology and Environmental Policy (Fall 2004 to Fall 1999)

FALL SCHEDULE 2004

The David Bradford Seminars in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy
The seminar series is co-sponsored with the Princeton Environmental Institute
(PDF Schedule)

Wallace Hall, Room 300
(12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m)
Lunch is provided starting at 11:45 a.m.


September 20, “Monsters or Miracles? Genetically Modified Organisms and Our Food”

Nina Fedoroff

Evan Pugh Professor of Biology, Willaman Professor of Life Sciences, Biology Department
The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University


September 27, “Positive Unintended Consequences”

Edward H. Tenner

Senior Research Associate of the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the National Museum of American History; Visiting Scholar, Department of the History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania


October 4, “Heroic Analyses for Tragic Choices: Modernizing Risk Assessment for Human Variability”

Adam M. Finkel

Professor, UMDNJ, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health; Senior Health and Safety Advisor, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration; Visiting Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University


October 11, “The Economics and Politics of Federal R&D in the Anti-terrorist Era”

Roger G. Noll

Professor of Economics, Director, Stanford Center for International Development, Professor by Courtesy, Department of Political Science and Graduate School of Business, Stanford University


October 18, “The Mast, the Matrix and the Mafias: Land Use Change in Indonesian Borneo” 

Lisa M. Curran

Associate Professor of Tropical Resources and Director of the Tropical Resources Institute, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies


October 25 - Fall Break


November 1, “Diesel Effects on Climate and Air Pollution”

Mark Z. Jacobson

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University


November 8, “Climate Science Meets Politics: Can the U.S. Climate Research Program Provide Unbiased Information for Decision-making?”

Richard H. Moss

Scientist, Battelle Pacific NW National Laboratory, Aldo Leopold Leadership Program Fellow


November 15, “The Value of Water Rights and Implications for Climate Change” 

Wolfram Schlenker

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of California, San Diego, currently a Visiting Scholar, Princeton University


November 22, “Producing Food: Some Ethical Questions and Food Production”

Peter Singer

Ira. W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University


November 29, “Nuclear Disarmament and the Nuclear Agenda”

Thomas E. Shea

Director for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Programs, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


December 6, “Cheaper by the Dozen: Scientific Management and the Future of Making Humans”

Stuart A. Newman

Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy, New York Medical College
 

 

SPRING SCHEDULE 2004

STEP Lunchtime Seminar Series
The seminar series is co-sponsored with the Princeton Environmental Institute
(PDF Schedule)

Wallace Hall, Room 300
(12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m)
Lunch is provided starting at 11:45 a.m.


February 2, “The Science and Politics of Climate Change: The Case for Decarbonizing the Production of Energy” 

Robert T. Watson

Chief Scientist and Senior Advisor for Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development, World Bank


February 9, “Climate and Society: Linking the Past to the Future”

Ants Leetmaa

Professor and Director of NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL)


February 16, “The Spread of Antibiotic Resistance through Health Care Systems”

Jonathan G. Dushoff

Research Staff Member, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University


February 23, “Can Boost-phase Defenses against ICBMs Work?”

Abstract

Frederick K. Lamb

Brand and Monica Fortner Endowed Chair in Theoretical Astrophysics, Professor of Physics and Professor of Astronomy; Director, Center for Theoretical Astrophysics


March 1, “Energy Farmers: Analysis and Tools to Break Away from the Hunter-Gatherer Lifestyle ”

Daniel Kammen

Professor of Public Policy in the Goldman School
Professor of Energy & Society, Energy and Resources Group
Professor of Nuclear Engineering
Director, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory


March 8, “Is Interdisciplinary Research Quality an Oxymoron?: The Case of Climate Change”

Stephen Schneider

Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Senior Fellow at the Center for Environment Science and Policy of the Institute for International Studies, and Professor by Courtesy in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University


March 15 - Spring Break


March 22, “Heuristics, Globalization and Transnational Regulation”

David J. Gerber

Distinguished Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Program in International and Comparative Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology


March 29, “Valuing Changes in Health Risks: WTP v. QALYs”

Abstract

James K. Hammitt

Professor of Economics and Decision Sciences, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health


April 5, “Measuring the Preemption of Regulatory Takings in the U.S. Endangered Species Act: Evidence from a Natural Experiment”

John A. List

Professor, Agricultural and Resource Department and the Economics Department, University of Maryland


April 12, “Applying Genetics to Medicine and Society”

Kristin Ardlie

Vice President of Genetics, Genomics Collaborative, Inc. (GCI)


April 19, “Understanding Climate Change as a Challenge in Risk Management”

Henry D. (Jake) Jacoby

William F. Pounds Professor of Management in the MIT Sloan School of Management, Co-director of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change


April 26, “The Alliance for Zero Extinction: Pinpointing the Coordinates and Conserving the Rarest Species on Earth”

Eric Dinerstein

Chief Scientist and Vice President for Science, World Wildlife Fund

 

FALL SCHEDULE 2003

STEP Lunchtime Seminar Series
The seminar series is co-sponsored with the Princeton Environmental Institute
(PDF Schedule)

Wallace Hall, Room 300
(12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m)
Lunch is provided starting at 11:45 a.m.


September 22, “My National Security Science Advice to the U.S. Government over the Last 50 Years”

abstract

Richard L. Garwin

Philip D. Reed Senior Fellow for Science and Technology at the Council on Foreign Relations and
IBM Fellow Emeritus at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center


September 29, “Health Research as a Tool for Humanitarian Diplomacy: The Case of Vaccines and Global Alliances”

Mark Miller

Associate Director for Research and Director, Division of International Epidemology and Population Studies, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health


October 6, “The Human Genome Project: How to Get Big Science Done?”

Arnold J. Levine

Visiting Professor in the School of Natural Sciences at the Institute for Advances Study and former President of the Rockefeller University


October 13, “GMO Regulation: The Challenge to World Trade Law”

Richard Stewart

John E. Sexton Professor of Law, and Director, Center on Environmental Land Use Law, New York University


October 20, “The President's Hydrogen Fuel Initiative”
Link to Paper

Steven Chalk

Program Manager, Office of Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Infrastructure, U.S. Department of Energy


October 27 - Fall Break


November 3, “The Stabilization Wedge: How to Solve the Greenhouse Warming Problem”

Stephen W. Pacala

Petrie Professor of Ecology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University


November 10, “Global Welfare in Pharmaceutical Patent Policy”

Frederic M. Scherer
Aetna Professor Emeritus, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Center for Health and Wellbeing/STEP
4:15 p.m., 300 Wallace Hall

"Particles and Policy - Turning Science into Sausage:The Use of Scientific Evidence in Setting the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Particulate Matter”

Jonathan Samet
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


November 17, “Of Genes and Genomes”

David Botstein

Anthony B. Evnin Professor of Genomics and Director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute of Integrative Genomics at Princeton University


November 24, “Science, Policy, and Politics: Some Lessons from GEMs, the Exxon Valdez, and PCBs in the Hudson River”

Daniel A. Abramowicz

Executive Vice President, Crown Holdings, Inc.


December 1, “Modeling the Role of Technology in Addressing Climate Change”

James A. (Jae) Edmonds

Chief Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland


December 8, “Decision Under Uncertainty for Climate Change Policy”

Mort D. Webster

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Policy, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

SPRING SCHEDULE 2003

STEP Lunchtime Seminar Series
The seminar series is co-sponsored with the Princeton Environmental Institute
(PDF Schedule)

Wallace Hall, Room 300
(12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m)
Lunch is provided starting at 11:45 a.m.


February 10, “Digital Rights Management” 

Edward W. Felten

Associate Professor of Computer Science, Princeton University


February 17, "Weather Cancellation"

Valerie M. Thomas

Research Scientist, Princeton University


February 24, “Does Money Grow on Trees? Developing Policies for Rainforest Sustainability”

Margaret D. Lowman

The Jessie B. Cox Endowed Chair in Tropical Botany, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens


March 3, “Economic Growth and the Environment: Theory and Evidence”

M. Scott Taylor

IES Visiting Fellow, Department of Economics, Princeton University
Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin - Madison


March 10, “Public Environmental Regulation and Private Business Risk”

Kenneth A. Oye

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 


March 17 - Spring Break


March 24, “Development, Demonstration, and Evaluation of Risk Ranking Procedures for Uses by Jury-Like Groups of Lay People”

M. Granger Morgan

Professor and Head of the Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University


March 31, “Brave New Ocean”

Jeremy Jackson

William and Mary B. Memorial Professor
Geosciences Research Division, Scripps Institute of Oceanography
University of California - San Diego


April 7, “Moblizing Science for Sustainable Energy Systems” 

Jeffrey D. Sachs

Director, Earth Institute
Professor of Sustainable Development, Columbia University


April 14, “Bioterrorism: Prevention and Preparedness”

Margaret Hamburg

Vice President for Biological Programs, Nuclear Threat Initiative


April 21, Talk Rescheduled from February 17

"Science Advice at the US Environmental Protection Agency"

Valerie M. Thomas
Research Scientist, Princeton University

Richard B. Stewart - Cancelled
"International GMO Regulatory Conflicts: The Precautionary Principle and the Challenge to Risk-Based Resolution of Trade/Environment Disputes"


April 28, “Place Makes the Poison: Exposure Assessment for Air Pollution Control”

Kirk R. Smith

Professor of Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of California - Berkeley

 

FALL SCHEDULE 2002

STEP Lunchtime Seminar Series
The seminar series is co-sponsored with the Princeton Environmental Institute
(PDF Schedule)

Wallace Hall, Room 300
(12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m)
Lunch is provided starting at 11:45 a.m.


September 23, Peter Daszak
Consortium for Conservation Medicine
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
"Emerging Diseases, Wildlife Conservation and a New Agenda for Public Health"
(Sponsors - STEP-PEI and the Center for Health and Wellbeing)


September 30, David J. Karoly
Professor of Meteorology and Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Monash University
IPCC Climate Change Assessment: Is It Science?


October 7, Klaus S. Lackner
Ewing Worzel Professor of Geophysics, Columbia University
Carbon Management


October 14, Shirley M. Tilghman
President, Princeton University
Beyond the Human Genome Sequence: Promises and Puzzles


October 21, Richard B. Alley
Professor of Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University
Is the IPCC Optimistic? A Paleoclimatic View of the Future


October 28 - Fall Break


November 4, Robert N. Stavins
Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government
Faculty Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Program
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Director, Environmental Economics Program at Harvard University
Lessons from the American Experiment with Market-Based Environmental Policies


November 11, Matthew A. Evangelista
Professor, Department of Government, Cornell University
Scientists Influencing Policy in the Soviet Union


November 18, Ronald J. Herring
John S. Knight Professor of International Relations and Professor of Government, Cornell University
Miracle Seeds, Suicide Seeds and the Poor: Mobilizing Around Genetically Modified Organisms in India


November 25, Ellen Pikitch
Research Scientist and Director of the Marine Program, Wildlife Conservation Society
Caviar Emptor: Saving the Most Valuable Fish in the World


December 2, Daniel J. Dudek
Senior Economist, Environmental Defense Fund
The Revolution in China’s Environmental Management


December 9, Kathleen N. Kingscott
Director, Public Affairs, IBM Corporation
Technology Advances and Science Policy for Growth in the Upcoming Congress

 

SPRING SCHEDULE 2002

STEP PEI Seminar Series
The seminar series is co-sponsored with the Princeton Environmental Institute
(PDF Schedule)

Wallace Hall, Room 300
(12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m)
Lunch is provided starting at 11:45 a.m.


February 4, David Albright
President, Institute for Science and International Security
"South Africa and the Affordable Bomb: From Genesis to Dismantlement"


February 11, Jeff Holmstead
Assistant Administrator for Air & Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Economic Tools and Environmental Policymaking


February 18, Ramanan Laxminarayan
Fellow, Energy and Natural Resources Division, Resources for the Future
"Bacterial Resistance and the Optimal Use of Antibiotics"


February 25, Eugene Skolnikoff
Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The National Security Threat to the Research Universities


March 4, Joe Thornton
Research Scientist, The Earth Institute and Department of Biological Science, Columbia University
Persistent Organic Pollutants: Coping with the Limits and Politics of Science in Environmental Policy


March 11, Robert Horsch
Vice President, Product and Technology Cooperation, Monsanto Company E2SB
"Agricultural Biotechnology and Sustainable Development"


March 18 - Spring Break


March 25, Daniel J. Jacob
Gordon McKay Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry & Environmental Engineering, Harvard University
"Atmospheric Chemistry: From Air Pollution to Global Change and Back"


April 1, William Happer
Professor of Physics and Chair of the University Research Board, Princeton University
Politicization of Science


April 8, William Pizer
Senior Staff Economist, President's Council of Economic Advisers
"Some Economics of Climate Change


April 15, Thomas Burke
Professor of Health Policy and Management, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Shifting Priorities: Protecting Health and Environment in an Age of Terror"


April 22, David Victor
Director of the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, Stanford University
Law, Economics and the Evolution of the Kyoto Protocol


April 29, John Deutch
Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Nuclear Energy"

 

FALL SCHEDULE 2001

STEP PEI Seminar Series
The seminar series is co-sponsored with the Princeton Environmental Institute
(PDF Schedule)

Wallace Hall, Room 300
(12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m)
Lunch is provided starting at 11:45 a.m.


September 24, Michael Oppenheimer
Chief Scientist, Environmental Defense
"How Warm is Too Warm?"


October 1, Laura Holgate
VP for Russia/NIS Nuclear Programs, Nuclear Threat Initiative
Public-Private Partnerships in Non-Proliferation


October 8, John Weingart
Associate Director of Eagleton Institute of Politics
Risk, Radiation, and Distrust of Government


October 15, Greg van der Vink
Director of Planning, IRIS Seismological Research Consortium
Earthquakes, Nuclear Explosions, and International Arms Control—Monitoring Clandestine Nuclear Weapons Tests


October 22, Robert Mendelsohn
Edwin W. Davis Professor of Forest Policy, Professor of Economics, and Professor in the School of Management, Yale University
Optimal Forest Carbon Sequestration


October 29 - Fall Break


November 5, Ellis McKenzie
Staff Scientist, National Institutes of Health National Institutes of Health
Why Malaria Parasites are Smarter than Policy-Makers”


November 12, Margaret Mellon
Food & Environment Program Director, Union of Concerned Scientists
Agriculture Biotechnology after Starlink: Lessons and Opportunities


November 19, Richard Benedick
Senior Advisor, Joint Global Change Research Institute (Battelle/University of Maryland)Joint Global Change Research Institute (Battelle/University of Maryland)
Demography, Environment and the US National Interest


November 26, Melanie Stiassny
Axelrod Research Curator, Department of Ichthyology, American Museum of Natural History
Freshwater Biodiversity: Threats and Prospects


December 3, Peter Davies
Vice President and Chief Economist, BP plc
Testing Times in World Energy Markets


December 10, Lee Silver
Professor of Molecular Biology and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Biotechnology: In Service of God or the Devil?

 

SPRING SCHEDULE 2001

STEP PEI Seminar Series
The seminar series is co-sponsored with the Princeton Environmental Institute
(PDF Schedule)

Wallace Hall, Room 300
(12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m)
Lunch is provided starting at 11:45 a.m.


February 5, Richard C. J. Somerville
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
"Voyage to an Alien World: A Climate Scientist at the UN Climate Change Negotiations"


February 12, Charles E. Kolb
President, Aerodyne Research, Inc.
Urban Respiration: Measuring Emissions from Cities


February 19, Brian P. Flannery
Science Strategy & Programs Manager--Safety, Health & Environment
Exxon Mobil Corporation
"Beyond the Kyoto Protocol: Next Steps on Climate Change"


February 26, David G. Streets
Argonne National Laboratory
Emissions of Air Pollutants in Asia


March 5, Robert O. Mendelsohn
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
The Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture: Cross-Sectional Results


March 12, Michael Greenstone
University of Chicago, Department of Economics
"Does Air quality Matter? Evidence from the Housing Market"


March 19 - Spring Break


March 26, Ted Postol
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Scientific Fraud in the National Missile Defense Program"


April 2, Daniel Schrag
Laboratory for Geochemical Oceanography, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
Sharpening the Double-Edged Sword of Uncertainty: Perspectives in Global Warming from the Geologic Past


April 9, Todd Sandler
School of International Relations, University of Southern California
"Health-promoting Public Good Alliances


April 16, Joan M. Ogden
Center for Energy and environmental Studies, Princeton University
Exploring the Path to Near-Zero Emissions Transportation"


April 23, Bernard J. Bulkin
Vice President, BP International, London
BP's Internal Emission Trading System


April 30, Markus Amann
IIASA, Vienna
"Making Air Pollution Policy in Europe and Asia: the role of the RAINS Integrated Assessment Model"

 

 

FALL SCHEDULE 2000

STEP PEI Seminar Series
The seminar series is co-sponsored with the Princeton Environmental Institute
(PDF Schedule)

Wallace Hall, Room 300
(12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m)
Lunch is provided starting at 11:45 a.m.


September 25, Brian C. O'Neill
Brown University
Population and Climate Change: Linkages in Science and Policy


October 2, Richard Revesz
Director, Program on Environmental Regulation
Center on Environmental and Land Use Law, NYU Law School
"Markets and Geography: Designing Marketable Permit Schemes to Control Local and Regional Pollutants"


October 9, Eric Martinot
Climate Change Program at the Global Environment Facility
Renewable Energy Markets in Developing Countries


October 16, Hilary Sigman
Department of Economics, Rutgers University
International Spillovers and Water Quality in Rivers


October 23, Cynthia Rosenzweig
Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Emerging Issues in Climate Change Impact Assessment: Regional, National, and Global Scales


October 30 - Fall Break


November 6, Bruce R. Levin
Department of Biology, Emory University
Antibiotic Treatment and the Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance: A Biological, Social and Economic Perspective


November 13, Peter A. Lehman
Director, Schatz Energy Research Center
Humboldt State University
The Role of Hydrogen in a Renewable Energy Future


November 20, Thomas C. Schelling
Department of Economics, University of Maryland
Why Kyoto Won't Work


November 27, Richard Newell
Fellow, Resources for the Future
Discounting the Distant Future with Uncertain Rates


December 4, Jorge L. Sarmiento
Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences Program, Princeton University
The US Carbon Cycle Science Plan


December 11, Adam B. Jaffe
Chair, Department of Economics, Brandeis University
Randomization and Program Evaluation in Research Grant Programs

 

 

SPRING SCHEDULE 2000

STEP PEI Seminar Series
The seminar series is co-sponsored with the Princeton Environmental Institute
(PDF Schedule)

Wallace Hall, Room 300
(12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m)
Lunch is provided starting at 11:45 a.m.


February 3, Frank von Hippel
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
"The End of Nuclear Arms Control?"


February 10, Robert Moore
The Coalition for Peace Action
Political and Technological Dimensions of Gun Violence Prevention


February 17, Darci Vetter
MPA 2, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
"Water Security and the Tourist Industry in Bethlehem: Will Tourists Suck Bethlehem Dry?"


February 24, Majid Ezzati
STEP Ph.D. Candidate, Princeton University
Energy Technology, Indoor Air Pollution, and Respiratory Infections - Analysis of Environmental Health Risks and Benefits in Developing Countries


March 2, Shanti Rabindran
Ph.D. Candidate, MIT Department of Economics
Work in Progress:
"Forest and Land Fires in Indonesia: The Role of Small and Large Landholders - A GIS-Econometrics Analysis


March 19, David Keith
Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
"Geoengineering the Climate: History and Prospects"


March 16 - Spring Break


March 23, Nandita Mongia
GEF Regional Coordinator for Climate Change
Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific United Nations Development Program
"Air Pollution in India and China: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally"


March 30, Renee Kuriyan
MPA 1, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Should a Species Have to Pay Its Way?: The African Elephant and the International Trade in Ivory


April 6, Klaus Keller
Princeton University
"Optimal Greenhouse Gas Control Under Uncertainty: An Economic Analysis
Authors: K. Keller, B. M. Bolker, D. F. Bradford


April 14, Sunita Narain
Co-director, Centre for Science & Environment - New Delhi
Global Environmental Negotiations: Perspectives from the South"


April 20, Gregory Carmichael
Co-director, Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, University of Iowa
The Impact of the Asian Emissions on the Chemistry of the Atmosphere


April 27, Daniel Kammen
Associate Professor of Energy and Society
Director, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley
"Advocating Equity: Mixing Science, Policy, and Activism for Deep Cuts in Carbon Emissions"

 

FALL SCHEDULE 1999

STEP PEI Seminar Series
The seminar series is co-sponsored with the Princeton Environmental Institute
(PDF Schedule)

Wallace Hall, Room 300
(12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m)
Lunch is provided starting at 11:45 a.m.


September 23, Calestous Juma
Center for Development at Harvard University
Biotechnology and Globalization


September 30, Lee Silver
Molecular Biology, Princeton University
"Parental Manipulation of a Child's Genes: What Form Should Regulation Take"


October 7, Daniel A. Reifsnyder
Office of Global Change
U.S. State Department
Multilateral Diplomacy: Can We/Will We Play


October 14, Norine Noonan
Environmental Protection Agency
Focusing on Results: EPA Science and the Government Performance and Results Act


October 21, Richard Duke
STEP Program, Princeton University
Selling Solar in Kenya: Product Quality in a Murky Market


October 28, Benjamin S. Hale
Doctoral Candidate, SUNY at Stony Brook
"Speechless: Non-Human Democratic Standing A Talk on Communicative Action, Animal Ethics, and Environmental Policy"


November 4 - Fall Break


November 11, Margaret Taylor
Carnegie Mellon University
The Influence of Government Actions on Technological Change in Sulfur Dioxide Control


November 18, Kara Morgan
Carnegie Mellon University
A Method for Lay Groups to Produce Risk Rankings


December 2, David Bradford
Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Risk to Ocean Circulation in Climate Policy Calculus: Lessons from an Integrated Assessment Model
Report on joint work with Klaus Keller, Kelvin Tan and Francois Morel