Events

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 6:10 PM - 8:00 PM
Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life, 606 W. 115 St., New York, NY 10025 Rennert Hall
The Capstone Workshop serves as the culminating educational experience for students in the M.S. in Sustainability Management program. Students must draw on both the practical skills and the analytical knowledge they have gained in order to address crucial sustainability management issues as consultants for a real-world client. This semester students have undertaken the following projects: Greening the Built Environment: Sustainable Design at the Teatown Lake Reservation Client: Teatown Lake Reservation Bringing Electric Vehicles to Fruition in Westchester County, New York Client: Sustainable Westchester Sustainable Bus Rapid Transit Client: Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York City Transit Assessing Multiple Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Commitment Regimes for Subnational Signatories of the Under2 Coalition Client: The Climate Group as Secretariat of the Under2 Coalition, CA Gov. Jerry Brown's Office of Planning and Research Ascertaining the Sustainability Benefits of Small Hold Farming in Developing World Contexts Client: A Growing Culture
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY 10027 1501
The Earth Institute's Office of Academic and Research Programs and the School of International and Public Affairs present the Spring Final Briefings, for the Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy. Open to the public.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Schapiro Hall (CEPSR) 530 West 120th Street, Davis Auditorium (Room 412, 4th Floor)
The Columbia University Earth Institute, School of International and Public Affairs, Center for Agriculture and Food Security, and the Columbia Water Center will present the third annual Forum on Sustainable Agriculture. Our series addresses how the agriculture sector is confronting the challenge of feeding a growing and increasingly affluent population while improving environmental and social performance and contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation. Profiles of the 2015 and 2016 forums can be viewed at http://eices.columbia.edu/events/past-events/2016-forum-on-sustainable-agriculture/ and http://eices.columbia.edu/events/past-events/. For 2017, we will focus on small scale farming operations and other market participants contributing to the sustainability of local food systems, serving local, regional and in some cases national markets. We will explore how these players are improving land stewardship, producing nutritious crops and value-added products, revitalizing rural economies and facilitating distribution to urban and suburban markets. We will address the challenges to scaling up sustainable agriculture beyond what is now a relatively small percentage of the agricultural market. Finally, we will profile the role of Columbia University in advancing the critically important transition toward a more healthful and sustainable food system and seek input on how to best apply our capabilities to this end. The forum will feature speaker presentations, a panel discussion and an audience Q&A session. The event is free, but advance registration is required. The event also will be live-streamed and archived on the Earth Institute website; tune in here at the start of the event: https://livestream.com/EarthInstitute/sustainableagriculture2017. For additional information, contact Brian Hong at bwh2129@columbia.edu.
Friday, April 28, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Comer Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
Weekly Ocean and Climate Physics seminar with Amala Mahadevan, WHOI Amala Mahadevan bio: http://mahadevan.whoi.edu/
Friday, April 28, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
Stephanie Dutkiewicz Principal Research Scientist Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences Massachusetts Institute of Technology https://eapsweb.mit.edu/people/stephdut
Saturday, April 29, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Seismology Seminar Room
High School Interns who participated in Summer 2016 research projects at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory will present their work and reflect on the impact these programs had in the following academic year.
Monday, May 1, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Comer Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
Biology and Paleo Environment weekly seminar with Pam McElwee
Thursday, May 4, 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Jerome Greene Hall, 435 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 104
The Sustainable Development Capstone Workshop in conjunction with the Earth Institute will host a panel discussion at Columbia University on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/collaborating-for-change-a-new-vision-of-climate-adaptation-tickets-33013829252. The panel will bring together a range of experts working within the field of climate adaptation in order to showcase the diversity of work on this topic. The event will provide an opportunity to identify and discuss the most pressing issues pertaining to climate adaptation and to devise collaborative, interdisciplinary solutions. The discussion will be moderated by award-winning environmental journalist Andrew Revkin. As a reporter for the New York Times, Revkin wrote Dot Earth, an environmental blog examining the environmental impacts of human activity. Revkin currently works as the senior reporter for climate and related issues at ProPublica. Opening remarks: Steven Cohen, Executive Director of the Earth Institute Panelists: Adela Gondek, Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology at Columbia University, specializing in environmental ethics J.C. Salyer, Lawyer and Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at Barnard College Shaun Martin, Senior Director, Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Peter Marcotullio, Director of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities and Professor of Urban Planning at Columbia University Additional remarks will be made by Thomas Friedman, Pulitzer Prize-winning NY Times columnist, best selling author and contributor to the hit documentary series "Years of Living Dangerously."
Friday, May 5, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Comer Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
Weekly Ocean and Climate Physics seminar with Dimitris Giannakis, NYU Dimitris Giannakis bio: http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~dimitris/
Monday, May 8, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Comer Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
Biology and Paleo Environment weekly seminar with Jennifer Cherrier
Friday, May 12, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Comer Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
Weekly Ocean and Climate Physics seminar with Pierre Dutrieux, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Pierre Dutrieux bio: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pierre_Dutrieux
Thursday, May 18, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The briefing, delivered by the IRI's Chief Climate Forecaster Tony Barnston, explains the upcoming IRI ENSO forecast and seasonal climate (precipitation, temperature) forecast. Tony will also discuss the implications of the forecast on society around the globe, and the probabilities and skills of the current forecast.
Thursday, May 18, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The briefing, delivered by the IRI's Chief Climate Forecaster Tony Barnston, explains the upcoming IRI ENSO forecast and seasonal climate (precipitation, temperature) forecast. Tony will also discuss the implications of the forecast on society around the globe, and the probabilities and skills of the current forecast.
Friday, May 19, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Comer Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
Weekly Ocean and Climate Physics seminar with Xinfeng Liang, University of South Florida Xinfeng Liang bio: http://www.marine.usf.edu/faculty/dr-xinfeng-liang/386-dr-xinfeng-liang
Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The briefing, delivered by the IRI's Chief Climate Forecaster Tony Barnston, explains the upcoming IRI ENSO forecast and seasonal climate (precipitation, temperature) forecast. Tony will also discuss the implications of the forecast on society around the globe, and the probabilities and skills of the current forecast.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The briefing, delivered by the IRI's Chief Climate Forecaster Tony Barnston, explains the upcoming IRI ENSO forecast and seasonal climate (precipitation, temperature) forecast. Tony will also discuss the implications of the forecast on society around the globe, and the probabilities and skills of the current forecast.
Thursday, July 20, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The briefing, delivered by the IRI's Chief Climate Forecaster Tony Barnston, explains the upcoming IRI ENSO forecast and seasonal climate (precipitation, temperature) forecast. Tony will also discuss the implications of the forecast on society around the globe, and the probabilities and skills of the current forecast.
Thursday, July 20, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The briefing, delivered by the IRI's Chief Climate Forecaster Tony Barnston, explains the upcoming IRI ENSO forecast and seasonal climate (precipitation, temperature) forecast. Tony will also discuss the implications of the forecast on society around the globe, and the probabilities and skills of the current forecast.
Thursday, August 17, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The briefing, delivered by the IRI's Chief Climate Forecaster Tony Barnston, explains the upcoming IRI ENSO forecast and seasonal climate (precipitation, temperature) forecast. Tony will also discuss the implications of the forecast on society around the globe, and the probabilities and skills of the current forecast.