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After Sandy: Climate and Our Coastal Future

November 19, 2012
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
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This World Leaders Forum program features a moderated panel discussion with faculty researchers from Columbia’s Earth Institute, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies, the Mailman School of Public Health, the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of International and Public Affairs on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and related issues of climate change and sustainable development in the face of rising sea levels around the globe. The panel discussion will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience. 

Welcome and Introduction
G. Michael Purdy, Executive Vice President for Research at Columbia University

Program Participants:
George Deodatis, The Santiago and Robertina Calatrava Family Professor of Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University 
Benjamin S. Orlove, Senior Research Scientist and Associate Director, Masters Program in Climate and Society, International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), The Earth Institute; Professor of International and Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs; Director of Applied Science Specialization, Columbia University 
Irwin Redlener, Clinical Professor of Population & Family Health and Pediatrics/Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP), Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Cynthia Rosenzweig, Cochair, New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC); Head, Climate Impacts Group; Senior Research Scientist, NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Adam H. Sobel, Professor, Departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics; Researcher, Division of Ocean Climate Physics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Moderated by:
William Glasgall, Managing Editor for States and Municipalities, Bloomberg News

Cosponsored by:
Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and The Earth Institute