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Fall Schedule 2012

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

September 24th, 2012 " Climate Change Regulation and Cost-Benefit Analysis: Opportunities and Challenges."

Bob Kopp

Assistant professor in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences and Associate Director of the Rutgers Energy Institute;  Associate member of the graduate faculty of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University.


October 1st, 2012 " The Psychology of Climate Change: Looking Beyond the Left-Right Divide "
Ezra Markowitz

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Research Community on Communicating Uncertainty: Science, Institutions, and Ethics in the Politics of Global Climate Change - PIIRS Program , Princeton University

October 8th, 2012 " Forests, Economics, and Local Livelihoods: Can We Have Our Wood and Eat Too? "
Brendan Fisher

Conservation Science Program
World Wildlife Fund

October 15th, 2012 "  Human Health Effects of Air Pollution: Statistics, Science, and Public Policy"
Arden Pope III

Mary Lou Fulton Professor of Economics, Brigham Young University

October 22th,  2012 " Planning for People and Places: Sustaining Languages, Cultures, and Biodiversity"
Eleanor Sterling

Director, Center  for Biodiversity and Conservation, The American Museum of Natural History

October 29th, 2012  
NO STEP Seminar -  Fall Break Week

November 5th, 2012   " The Economic Causes and Consequences of AIDS in Africa "
Anne Case

Alexander Stewart 1886 Profesor of Economics and Public Affairs; Director, Research Program in Development Studies, Princeton University

November 12th, 2012 " Energy and Environmental Policy at a Crossroads: The 2012 Election "
Juliet Eilperin

The Washington Post

November 19th, 2012 "The Carbon Cycle without Humans"
Jorge Sarmiento


George J. Magee Professor of Geosciences and Geological Engineering. Director, Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton University

November 26th, 2012 " Science and Technology Policy: A View from the White House "
Steve Fetter

Formerly- Assistant Director in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

December 3rd,  2012  "The Influence of Short-lived Air Pollutants on Historical and Future Climate"
Larry Horowitz

Physical Scientist, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory ( GFDL) 

Princeton University

December 10th, 2012 " TBA"

December 17th, 2012 " No STEP seminar "

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