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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"

John Cronin

Senior Fellow for Environmental Affairs
Adjunct Lecturer
Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies
Dyson College of the Arts and Sciences
Pace University

October 12th, 2015 
 "The Role of Insurance in Reducing Losses from Extreme Events: The Need for Public-Private Partnerships"

Howard Kunreuther
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"

Bruce Blair

Research Policy Analyst
Woodrow Wilson School and the Program on Science and Global Security
Princeton University

October 22nd, 2015 (Thursday)
" Technological Innovation in a Climate Constrained World"

Arnulf Grubler
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"

Clint Andrews
Professor and Associate Dean for Planning and New Initiatives and
Director, Rutgers Center for Green Building
Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Rutgers University

November 2nd, 2015 - Fall Break - No STEP seminar



November 9th, 2015
"Bringing Green Innovation to Energy and Other Legacy Sectors "

Charles Weiss
Professor and Director (retired)
The Program in Science, Technology and International Affairs
Georgetown University

November 16th,  2015
" Biodiversity Conservation and Forest Policy in the Brazilian Amazon"

Alexander Lees
Postdoctoral Research Associate
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Cornell University

November 23rd, 2015 
" Antibiotic Effectiveness- Managing A Global Resource."

Ramanan Laxminarayan
Senior Research Scholar
Princeton Environmental Institute
Princeton University

November 30th, 2015 -
" Using Horticulture as A Vehicle for Income Generation and Nutritional Improvement in Sub- Sahara Africa"

James Simon
Professor, Department of Plant Biology and Plant Pathology;
Director , New Use Agriculture and natural Plant Products Program,
Rutgers University

December 14th, 2015
"Negative Emissions in a Multi-objective World: Harnessing Carbon Dioxide Removal Potentials Under Sustainability Concerns"

Sabine Fuss

Head of the Working Group on Resources and International Trade
Mercator Research institute on Global Commons and Climate Change
Berlin, Germany

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