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Sunday, March 24
Monday, March 25
The Causal Effect of Environmental Catastrophe on Long-Run Economic Growth, Solomon Hsiang
The David Bradford STEP Seminar Series
Wallace Hall, Room 300  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
Walbridge Fund Graduate Award Deadline
Ph.D. candidates pursuing innovative research on climate change science, energy, modeling, environmental policy or closely related topics are encouraged to apply.
In the 2013-2014 academic year, 2-3 awards in amounts up to $10,000 will be available for dissertation support. Funds may be used for a range of purposes, including fieldwork support, travel, conference participation, the purchase of equipment, and costs associated with data analysis and facilities use. The funds cannot be used for tuition support or indirect costs.
 ·  6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 26
The Role of the Environmental Humanities in Our Future, Ken Hiltner
"Environmentally, what can I do to help?" This question, which many people ask themselves, can sometimes be satisfied with a simple and direct answer, such as consume less and recycle more. Some people, however, are looking for different sorts of answers, as they interpret this question vocationally: If I were to devote all or part of my life to helping environmentally, what could I do? One answer (and a very good one) would be to study environmental science and tackle issues like species loss and climate change directly as a scientist. But what if your interests and talent lie elsewhere? For example, in art, poetry, or music? What can you do to help, environmentally? Alternately, what if you are not an artist, but nonetheless still interested in the humanities—for example, in philosophy, religion, politics, history, or literary study - what can you do to help?

If you have an interest in the humanities and have ever pondered the opening question vocationally, this talk is for you. In practical terms, the talk will explore what sort of careers and university majors are available in the environmental humanities. As it is open to the general public, the talk is also intended to serve as an introduction to the various fields that comprise the environmental humanities.

The talk will be the inaugural episode of The Environmental Humanities Podcast series. In future episodes, Ken Hiltner will interview artists, poets, musicians, and leading scholars in the environmental humanities in order to explore what they are doing to help environmentally. The talk will also be a live, online webinar, which will allow Princeton alumni from around the world to participate and ask questions.

Guyot Hall Room 10  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27
Communicating Uncertainty in the H1N1 Pandemic, Leslie Gerwin (PIIRS)
Leslie Gerwin, associate director of the Program in Law and Public Affairs
Commentator: Robert O. Keohane, professor of public and international affairs, WWS
Robertson Hall, Bowl 1  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 28
Friday, March 29
Saturday, March 30