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Apr 26, 2020

Climate Change and Coronavirus Panel Discussion

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Stephen Pacala, the Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and past director of PEI, Kian Mintz-Woo, postdoctoral research associate in the University Center for Human Values, and environmental journalist Meera Subramanian, the 2019-20 PEI Barron Visiting…

Dec 11, 2018

A Conversation with Naomi Klein and Ashley Dawson

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Klein, the Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, discussed her bestselling book “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate” with writer and environmental activist Ashley Dawson, the 2017 PEI Currie C.…

Oct 3, 2018

Jack Liu talk: “China’s Environment on a Metacoupled Planet”

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Jianguo (Jack) Liu, the Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability and University Distinguished Professor of fisheries and wildlife at Michigan State University, presented, “China’s Environment on a Metacoupled Planet,” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 Liu highlighted the long-term…

Apr 13, 2017

Art of Environmental Justice in an Expanded Field: A Symposium on Creative Activism and Eco-Politics across Boundaries

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This one-day event brings together leading international contemporary artists who engage problems of environmental justice in expansive ways. The purpose: to highlight the critical power of visual art to reimagine the politics of ecology across various boundaries—not just national…

Sep 20, 2016

PEI Faculty Seminar Series: Probabilistic Coastal Hazards Mapping for the US

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Improving coastal resiliency, and the adoption of natural infrastructure as part of a multiple lines of defense strategy, relies on effective coastal flood hazards and risk assessment and risk management. Current flood hazards maps do not adequately consider geomorphological,…

Feb 9, 2016

PEI Faculty Seminar Series: Lead Exposure and the Black-White Test Score Gap

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We consider a new source of racial disparities in test scores: African American students’ disproportionate exposure to environmental toxins, and, in particular, lead. Using a unique individual-level dataset of children’s preschool lead levels linked with future educational outcomes for…

May 19, 2012

Creative Solutions at the Interface of Science and Policy

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At no time has it been more important to envision how science informs the approach to global problems, especially those in the environmental arena, from climate changes and extreme weather to healthy oceans, food security, and more. The case…

Nov 9, 2009

The Challenge of Producing More Food and Fewer Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Tim Searchinger is a Research Scholar at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. He is also Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute. Although trained as a lawyer, Searchinger’s work today combines ecology and economics to analyze the challenge of how to…