Fall Schedule 2015
STEP seminars are held in Wallace Hall 300 (unless specified otherwise )
12 noon until 1pm
(Lunch is served at 11:45a)
October 5th, 2015
"Imagination Inflation: Environmentalism and the Myth of Clean Water"
Senior Fellow for Environmental Affairs
Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies
Dyson College of the Arts and Sciences
October 12th, 2015
"The Role of Insurance in Reducing Losses from Extreme Events: The Need for Public-Private Partnerships"
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"
Research Policy Analyst
Woodrow Wilson School and the Program on Science and Global Security
October 22nd, 2015 (Thursday)
" Technological Innovation in a Climate Constrained World"
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"
Professor and Associate Dean for Planning and New Initiatives and
Director, Rutgers Center for Green Building
Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
November 2nd, 2015 - Fall Break - No STEP seminar
November 9th, 2015
"Bringing Green Innovation to Energy and Other Legacy Sectors "
Professor and Director (retired)
The Program in Science, Technology and International Affairs
November 16th, 2015
" Biodiversity Conservation and Forest Policy in the Brazilian Amazon"
Postdoctoral Research Associate
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
November 23rd, 2015
" Antibiotic Effectiveness- Managing A Global Resource."
Senior Research Scholar
Princeton Environmental Institute
November 30th, 2015 -
" Using Horticulture as A Vehicle for Income Generation and Nutritional Improvement in Sub- Sahara Africa"
Professor, Department of Plant Biology and Plant Pathology;
Director , New Use Agriculture and natural Plant Products Program,
December 14th, 2015
"Negative Emissions in a Multi-objective World: Harnessing Carbon Dioxide Removal Potentials Under Sustainability Concerns"
Head of the Working Group on Resources and International Trade
Mercator Research institute on Global Commons and Climate Change