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Spring Schedule 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 University

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