Schedule of Events

Please note that some details are subject to change.

 


Thursday, October 24, 2019

4PM
Alexander Hall Tent
Registration Opens
4:30PM – 5PM
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
Welcome — Michael Celia *83, Director, Princeton Environmental Institute; Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies; Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Opening Remarks — Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83, President of Princeton University.

5PM – 6PM
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
Opening Session — Breaking the Environmental Logjam

Moderator: Juliet Eilperin ’92, Senior National Affairs Correspondent, The Washington Post.

Panelists:
Carl Ferenbach ’64, Chairman and Co-founder, High Meadows Foundation and High Meadows Fund; Chairman of the Board, Environmental Defense Fund.
Stephen Pacala, Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Anu Ramaswami, Sanjay Swani ’87 Professor of India Studies; Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, and the Princeton Environmental Institute; Director of the M.S. Chadha Center for Global India.

 


Friday, October 25th, 2019

7:30AM
Alexander Hall Tent
Registration Opens
7:30AM – 8:30AM
Alexander Hall Tent
Light Breakfast
8:30AM
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
Welcome — Michael Celia *83, Director, Princeton Environmental Institute; Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies; Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Katharine Hackett ’79, Executive Director, Princeton Environmental Institute.
8:35AM – 9:45AM
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
Panel 1 — It’s Getting Hot Out There … Weird Weather and Other Climate Change Anomalies

Moderator: Gabriel Vecchi, Professor of Geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute.

Panelists:
Jane Baldwin *18, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University.
Sylvia Dee ’10, Assistant Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Rice University.
Lisa Goddard *95, Director, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, and Senior Research Scientist, Columbia University.
Benjamin Strauss *07, CEO and Chief Scientist, Climate Central Inc.

9:45AM – 11AM
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
Panel 2 — Getting the Solutions Right

Moderator: Robert Socolow, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Emeritus.

Panelists:
Ashley Conrad-Saydah ’99, Deputy Secretary for Climate Policy, California Environmental Protection Agency.
Phil Hannam *16, Energy Economist, South Asia, World Bank Group.
Anne Hoskins *86, Chief Policy Officer, Sunrun.
Joseph Majkut *14, Director of Climate Policy, Niskanen Center.
Cliff Rechtschaffen ’78, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission.

11AM – 11:15AM
Alexander Hall Tent
Break
11:15AM – 12:25PM
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
Panel 3 — Do Wildlife and Wildlands Have a Place in the 21st Century?

Moderator: David Wilcove, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs and the Princeton Environmental Institute.

Panelists:
Katie Carpenter ’79, Documentary Filmmaker.
Michael Hirshfield ’70, Senior Advisor, Oceana.
Paula Kahumbu *02, CEO, WildlifeDirect.
Meg Symington *87, Managing Director, Amazon, World Wildlife Fund.

12:30PM – 2PM
Alexander Hall Tent
Megatrends and the Big Pivot: Doing Business in a Hotter, Scarcer, More Open and Connected World
Luncheon and Remarks by Andrew Winston ’91, Author
2PM – 3:10PM
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
Panel 4 — Drought and Deluge: How Shifts in the Water Cycle are Impacting the Environment and Society

Moderators: Amilcare Porporato, Thomas J. Wu ’94 Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Princeton Environmental Institute. Corina Tarnita, Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Panelists:
George Hawkins ’83, Founder and President, Moonshot LLC; Former CEO and Manager, DC Water.
Jay Famiglietti *92, Executive Director, Global Institute for Water Security, and Canada 150 Research Chair in Hydrology and Remote Sensing, University of Saskatchewan.
Scott Moore ’08, Director, Penn Global China Program, and Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania.
Farhana Sultana ’96, Associate Professor and Research Director for Environmental Collaboration and Conflicts, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University.

3:10PM – 3:25PM
Alexander Hall Tent
Break
3:25PM – 4:30PM
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
Panel 5 — Imagining Transformation: The Rise of the Environmental Humanities

Moderator: Robert Nixon, Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Professor in Humanities and the Environment; Professor of English and the Princeton Environmental Institute.

Panelists:
Steve Cosson, Artistic Director, The Civilians.
Karl Kusserow, John Wilmerding Curator of American Art, Princeton University Art Museum.
Mary Evelyn Tucker, Co-director, The Forum on Religion and Ecology, Yale University.

4:30PM – 5:40PM
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
Panel 6 — Breaking the Logjam: The Way Forward

Moderator: Stephen Pacala, Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Panelists:
Dana R. Fisher ’93, Professor of Sociology and Director, Program for Society and the Environment, University of Maryland-College Park.
Robert Orr *96, Dean, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland.
Frederic Rich ’77, Author.
Sarah Finnie Robinson ’78, Senior Fellow, Clinical Professor, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Boston University.
Meera Subramanian, Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities, PEI.

5:40PM – 5:45PM
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
Closing Remarks — Michael Celia *83, Director, Princeton Environmental Institute; Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies; Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
5:45PM – 7PM
Alexander Hall Tent
Reception