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The David Bradford Seminars in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy
The seminar series is co-sponsored with the Princeton Environmental Institute

Wallace Hall, Room 300
(12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m)
Lunch is provided starting at 11:45 a.m.

September 24, "Loving Science to Death? How and Why Politicians Use and Misuse Science in Policy Debates"

David Goldston

WWS Scholar in Residence - STEP Program , Princeton University

October 1, "Parasites, People, and Poverty: Infectious Diseases and Millennium Development Goals"

Lord (Robert) May

October 8, "Knowledge Management in International Assistance: From Policies to Local Self-reliance illustrated by Reproductive Health Programs"

Yoichi Yamagata

Japan International Cooperation Agency

October 15, "Toward Transportation Fuels with Near-zero GHG Emissions"

Robert Williams

Princeton Environmental Institute - Princeton University

October 22, "Long-term Consequesnces of Involuntary Resettlement: Are Large Dams Worth the Human Cost?"

Thayer Scudder

California institute Of Technology

Fall Break - October 27 thru November 4

November 5, "Environmental Justice: Beyond the Distributive Paradigm"

Kimberly Smith

Visiting Associate Professor of Center for African American Studies and the Princeton Environmental Institute.

November 12, "Natural Resources, Human Rights, and Governance"

Daniel Lynch

MacLean Professor,Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College and Visiting Research Scholar, STEP Program, Princeton University

November 19, "Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Waste, Nuclear Reactors - In Which There Is A Nuclear Renaissance- Should We Be Worried"

John Ahearne

Director of Ethics, Sigma Xi Center

November 26, "The U.S.- Africa Materials Institute: Technological Innovation for Africa"

Wole Sobeyejo

Princeton University (Materials institute)

December 3, TBA

December 10, "Framing Science: Journalism and Science Debates"

Matthew Nisbet

American University

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