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Fall Schedule 2015

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

October 5th, 2015 
"Imagination Inflation: Environmentalism and the Myth of Clean Water"

John Cronin

Senior Fellow for Environmental Affairs
Adjunct Lecturer
Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies
Dyson College of the Arts and Sciences
Pace University

October 12th, 2015 
 "The Role of Insurance in Reducing Losses from Extreme Events: The Need for Public-Private Partnerships"

Howard Kunreuther
James G. Dinan Professor
Professor of Decision Sciences and Business Economics and Public Policy
Wharton, The University of Pennsylvania

Monday October 19th, 2015
" Reducing The Risks of Nuclear Weapons Use"

Bruce Blair

Research Policy Analyst
Woodrow Wilson School and the Program on Science and Global Security
Princeton University

October 22nd, 2015 (Thursday)
" Technological Innovation in a Climate Constrained World"

Arnulf Grubler
Senior Research Scholar and Acting Director - Transitions to New Technologies, IIASA and
Professor of Energy and Technology , Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

  (This seminar will be in Bowl #1 Robertson Hall 12:15p-1:15p)

October 26th, 2015
" Effects of Recent Storms On Coastal Real Estate Markets"

Clint Andrews
Professor and Associate Dean for Planning and New Initiatives and
Director, Rutgers Center for Green Building
Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Rutgers University

November 2nd, 2015 - Fall Break - No STEP seminar



November 9th, 2015
"Protecting the Environment Through Technological Innovation "

Charles Weiss
Professor and Director (retired)
The Program in Science, Technology and International Affairs
Georgetown University

November 16th,  2015
" Land Use Change and The Future of the Amazon"

Alexander Lees
Research Fellow (Bolsa Joven Talento, Ciência Sem Fronteiras) at the Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi,

November 23rd, 2015 
" Antibiotic Effectiveness- Managing A Global Resource."

Ramanan Laxminarayan
Senior Research Scholar
Princeton Environmental Institute
Princeton University

November 30th, 2015 -
" The Central Role of Sound Data in Setting Sustainable Food Policy "

Lyndon Estes
Associate Research Scholar
Woodrow Wilson School and the Princeton Environmental Institute
Princeton University

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