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STEP Lunchtime Seminar Series
The seminar series is co-sponsored with the Princeton Environmental Institute
(PDF Schedule)

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

February 2, “The Science and Politics of Climate Change: The Case for Decarbonizing the Production of Energy” 

Robert T. Watson

Chief Scientist and Senior Advisor for Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development, World Bank

February 9, “Climate and Society: Linking the Past to the Future”

Ants Leetmaa

Professor and Director of NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL)

February 16, “The Spread of Antibiotic Resistance through Health Care Systems”

Jonathan G. Dushoff

Research Staff Member, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

February 23, “Can Boost-phase Defenses against ICBMs Work?”


Frederick K. Lamb

Brand and Monica Fortner Endowed Chair in Theoretical Astrophysics, Professor of Physics and Professor of Astronomy; Director, Center for Theoretical Astrophysics

March 1, “Energy Farmers: Analysis and Tools to Break Away from the Hunter-Gatherer Lifestyle ”

Daniel Kammen

Professor of Public Policy in the Goldman School
Professor of Energy & Society, Energy and Resources Group
Professor of Nuclear Engineering
Director, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory

March 8, “Is Interdisciplinary Research Quality an Oxymoron?: The Case of Climate Change”

Stephen Schneider

Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Senior Fellow at the Center for Environment Science and Policy of the Institute for International Studies, and Professor by Courtesy in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University

March 15 - Spring Break

March 22, “Heuristics, Globalization and Transnational Regulation”

David J. Gerber

Distinguished Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Program in International and Comparative Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

March 29, “Valuing Changes in Health Risks: WTP v. QALYs”


James K. Hammitt

Professor of Economics and Decision Sciences, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health

April 5, “Measuring the Preemption of Regulatory Takings in the U.S. Endangered Species Act: Evidence from a Natural Experiment”

John A. List

Professor, Agricultural and Resource Department and the Economics Department, University of Maryland

April 12, “Applying Genetics to Medicine and Society”

Kristin Ardlie

Vice President of Genetics, Genomics Collaborative, Inc. (GCI)

April 19, “Understanding Climate Change as a Challenge in Risk Management”

Henry D. (Jake) Jacoby

William F. Pounds Professor of Management in the MIT Sloan School of Management, Co-director of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change

April 26, “The Alliance for Zero Extinction: Pinpointing the Coordinates and Conserving the Rarest Species on Earth”

Eric Dinerstein

Chief Scientist and Vice President for Science, World Wildlife Fund

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