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Fall Schedule 2010

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

September 27th, 2010 " The Future of Nuclear Waste Disposal in the U.S."
Allison MacFarlane

Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University

October 4th, 2010 ("Action, As If Climate Mattered")
Stephen Andersen

Director of Research, Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD) and Co-Chair, United Nations Montreal Protocol Technology and Economics Assessment Panel (TEAP).

October 11th, 2010 " Negotiating Climate Change: Mandates, Principles, Strategies and Metrics"
Dennis Clare

Senior Law Fellow, Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development
and delegate to the UNFCCC for the Federated States of Micronesia

October 18th, 2010 "Deep Borehole Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel"
Patrick V. Brady

Sandia National Laboratory

October 25th, 2010  "Proliferation-Resistant Nuclear Energy: The Emerging Role of Thorium and New Reactor Technologies"
Seth Grae

President, and CEO  - Lightbridge Corporation

November 1st, 2010  
NO STEP Seminar - Break Week

November 8th, 2010   "Cost-Benefit Analysis of Environmental Regulation: Perils and Pitfalls"
Amy Sinden

Professor of Law,  Beasley School of Law, Temple University

November 15th, 2010 "Japan's Policy Debate over Climate Change"
Fumihiko Yoshida

Global Issues Editiorial Writer,  Asahi Shimbun (Japan's New York Times)

November 22, 2010 "The Future of U.S.- Russian Arms Control"
Pavel Podvig

Stanford University

November 29th, 2010 'Assessing China's Emission Control Options: Carbon Taxes, Sulfur Mandates, and More"
Chris Nielsen

The Harvard China Project, Harvard University

December 6th, 2010 "  How Would We Act If We Took Climate Change Seriously"
Robert Socolow

Professor- Princeton University and Co-Director Carbon Mitigation Initiative

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