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Fall Schedule 2014

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

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

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

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