Oppenheimer presents final President's Lecture
Posted February 25, 2010; 04:51 p.m.
Princeton geoscientist Michael Oppenheimer, a leading figure in climate change studies, will present the final talk in this year's President's Lecture Series at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in 101 Friend Center.
Oppenheimer will speak on "The Copenhagen Climate Summit in Context: What Came Before, What Happens Next?" While the December 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen has puzzled or disappointed some observers of the climate negotiation process, he will argue that careful analysis suggests progress was achieved toward establishing an effective international political and legal framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Oppenheimer is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs and the director of the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He was involved with the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to raise awareness about climate change issues and solutions.
The President's Lecture Series, inaugurated in 2001, brings together faculty members from different disciplines to learn about the work others are doing in a variety of fields. Oppenheimer's talk will be webcast; viewing information will be available online.