Past Event

Columbia University and the Global Sustainability Challenge

October 23, 2008
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Miller Theatre

This World Leaders Forum program features a moderated panel discussion on environmental stewardship through Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's PlaNYC initiative, Columbia's contributions to the City's sustainable future, and what role New Yorkers play in the global effort. The panel discussion will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

Welcome and Introduction by:
Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University in the City of New York

Program Participants:
Rohit T. Aggarwala, Director of the Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, Office of the Mayor of the City of New York
Kelly Kleinert, Student at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University
Klaus S. Lackner, Ewing-Worzel Professor of Geophysics, Columbia University; Director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, The Earth Institute at Columbia University
Lionel McIntyre, Nancy and George Rupp Associate Professor in the Practice of Community Development, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation; Founding Director of the Urban Technical Assistance Project, Columbia University

Moderated by:
Steven A. Cohen, Director of the Master of Public Administration Program in Environmental Science and Policy, Director of the Environmental Policy Studies Concentration at the School of International and Public Affairs, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, The Earth Institute at Columbia University