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Past Events 2011-12


December 8, 2011
Strategy Consequentialism and Climate Change
Joanna Burch-Brown, University of Oxford
Commentator: Marc Fleurbaey, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Chair: Michael Oppenheimer, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

February 16, 2012
Speaker: Michael Oppenheimer, Albert Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs and director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy, WWS
Commentator: David Kanter, STEP graduate student, WWS.

March 8, 2012
Decision-making under Great UnCertainty: Environmental Management in an Era of Global Change
Speaker: Stephen Polasky, Fesler-Lampert Professor of Economics/Environmental Economics, University of Minnesota
Commentator: Gary Yohe, Huffington Foundation Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies, Wesleyan University

April 5, 2012
Speaker: Dan Kahan, Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Commentator: Melissa Lane, professor of politics, Princeton University

May 10, 2012
Speaker: Lukas Meyer, professor of philosopy, University of Graz
Commentator: TBA


Climate Change and Water Cycle, and Communicating Uncertainty
March 30–31, 2012
Bowl 1, Robertson Hall
Princeton University
Workshop Agenda

Climate change has major implications for rainfall and water resources. This workshop will emphasize the communication of uncertainty about hydrology – storms and hurricanes, droughts, changes in annual rainfall and its seasonality, runoff, and river flow. Spatial and temporal variations in the regional hydrocycle dwarf those in regional temperature in terms of their importance for policy-making decisions, and uncertainties in the hydrocycle dwarf uncertainties in temperature in climate modeling.

The conference will host presenters who are natural scientists and commentators from the social sciences. Discussions will center on the implications of the hydrological findings for politics and society in particular regions and offer suggestions for the type of natural science research that would be most important for scholars and policymakers concerned with the implications of climate change for those regions. 
Contact Jayne Bialkowski for more information.
Princeton Conference on Environmental Politics
Research Frontiers in Comparative and International Environmental Politics
December 2–3, 2011
Princeton University
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Cosponsored by the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance; Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, and Communicating Uncertainty: Science, Institutions, and Ethics in the Politics of Global Climate Change