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Spring Schedule 2013

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

February 11th, 2013 "  Opportunities for Mitigation of Methane Emissions in China."

WWS Policy Workshop graduate students



February 18th 2013,
"Water and Leakage Issues Associated with Carbon-capture and storage( CCS) and Shale -gas Hydrofracking"

Mike Celia

Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

February 25th, 2012 
"On the Spatial Economic Impact of Global Warming"
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg

Professor of Economics and international Affairs
Department of Economics and The Woodrow Wilson School
Princeton University

March 4th, 2013 "  Making Green Cities (Or At Least, Not Taking Them For Granted)"
David Hsu

Assistant Professor; Associate Chair
City & Regional Planning
The University of Pennsylvania School of Design 

March 11th,  2013 " Pathways To A Sustainable Food Future"
Tim Seachinger

Associate Research Scholar,
Woodrow Wilson School and  the Program in Science ,Technology and Environmental Policy

March 18th, 2013  
NO STEP Seminar -  Spring Break Week

March 25th, 2013   " The Causal Effect of Environmental Catastrophe on Long-Run Economic Growth "
Solomon Hsiang

Postdoctoral Research Associate , STEP Program 
Princeton University 

April 1st, 2012 " From Democratic Consensus to Cannibalistic Hordes: The Principles of Collective Behavior in Human and Animal Groups "
Iain Couzin

Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Princeton University

April 8th, 2012 "Building Environmentally Sustainable and Just Communities: Lessons From Hurricane Sandy "
Vicki Been 

Boxer Family Professor of Law
Director, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy
NYU School of Law

April 15th, 2013 " Is Prevention Better than Cure for Conservation "
Hugh Possingham

Professor - Departments of Zoology & Entomology, and Mathematics
The University of Queensland, Australia

April  22nd,  2012  " Agriculture, Diet, and Global Environmental Sustainability"
G. David Tilman

Regents Profressor, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior
University of Minnesota

April  29th, 2013 " Impacts of Forests and Land Use on Air Pollution-climate Interactions "
Nadine Unger

Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Yale University


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