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Preparing for Extreme Weather: Global Lessons from Sandy

February 23, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
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This World Leaders Forum program features a moderated panel discussion with participants from the New York City Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, as well as faculty researchers from Columbia Law School, The Earth Institute, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and the NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

The Columbia Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate will be focused on understanding the risks to human life and property from extreme weather events, both in the present and future climates, and in developing solutions to mitigate those risks. The Initiative engages the broad and deep expertise that exists across Columbia University on all aspects of this problem. With partners in the private sector, government, and academia, we will work towards the goal of greater societal resilience to extreme events.

Welcome and Introduction by:
Michael Purdy, Executive Vice President for Research and Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University

Program Participants:
Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice; Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School
Lisa Goddard, Director and Senior Research Scientist, International Research Institute for Climate and Society; Adjunct Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Radley Horton, Associate Research Scientist, Center for Climate Systems Research, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Daniel Zarrilli, Director, New York City Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency

Moderated by:
Adam H. Sobel, Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Cosponsored by:
Lamont-Doherty Earth ObservatoryOffice of the Executive Vice President for Research, and The Earth Institute