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Symposium focuses on energy, climate and environment

Tuesday, March 4, 2 to 6 p.m. Friend Center Convocation Room

Princeton experts in climate change and its consequences will join technology, policy and industry leaders for a symposium on energy, climate and the environment from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in the Friend Center Convocation Room.

The symposium, which is free and open to the public, is an annual regional meeting of the National Academy of Engineering and will feature introductory remarks by Charles Vest, the academy's president and the former president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Following remarks by Vest and H. Vincent Poor, dean of Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science, five speakers will address the interplay of science, technology and policy in climate change and related problems. The speakers are: Robert Socolow, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; Denise Mauzerall, associate professor of public and international affairs; David Crane, chief executive officer of NRG Energy; Daniel Rubenstein, professor and chair of ecology and evolutionary biology; and Stephen Pacala, the Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and director of the Princeton Environmental Institute.

A full program and abstracts of the talks are available online.

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