1. Fellows Symposium: Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Development in a Changing World

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    The Earth Institute Fellows Program is a premier postdoctoral program for those seeking a better understanding of critical scientific and social issues in sustainable development. The program provides postdoctoral scholars with an opportunity to enhance the foundation in one of The Earth Institute's core disciplines while, at the same time, acquiring the cross-disciplinary experience and breadth needed to understand and address the causes and consequences of issues like poverty, hunger, disease and environmental degradation. Session I * Drought Prediction Using Old Trees in Southeast Asia: Skill and Value (Andrew Bell) * Analysis of Trade as a Driver of Oil Palm Expansion: The Implications for Cultivation of Peatland (Alexandra Morel) * A 30-year High-resolution Model Reanalysis of Dust and Climate for the Meningitis Belt (Carlos Perez Garcia Pando) * Shared Solar: Micro-utility Using Mobile Phone-based Prepayment (Daniel Soto) Session II * Household Assets and Participation in Millennium Villages Project: Poverty Interventions in Mwandama, Malawi (Hope Michelson) * Institutions and Violence: a Micro-level Perspective to Participation in Civil War (Ana M. Arjona) * Paying for What Was Free: Lessons from the New York Times Pay Structure for Online Content (Shahzeen Attari) Closing Remarks John Mutter, Earth Institute Fellows Program

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    • Sachs Student Lecture: Practical Approaches to Climate Change

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      Earth Institute director, Jeffrey D. Sachs, delivers his annual student lecture at Columbia University. Date: November 25, 2006

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      • Negotiating a New International Climate Treaty

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        Seminars on Sustainable Development - Fall 2009 Title: Negotiating a New International Climate Treaty Date: October 9, 2009 Scott Barrett, Lenfest, Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics, School of International And Public Affairs Learn More: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/2552

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        • Energy Efficiency: What Really Works?

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          December 3, 2008 A Panel Discussion Featuring Speakers: Bridgett Neely, Vice President of Energy Efficiency New York City Economic Development Corporation Lloyd Kass, Director, Energy Department New York City Housing Authority Jay Bhalla, President Willdan Energy Solutions (a.k.a. Intergy Corporation) Luke Falk, Project Manager NYSERDA New York City Peter Meloro, Section Manager Account Executive Group, Energy Efficiency Programs Department, ConEd Moderated by: Steve Cohen, Executive Director The Earth Institute at Columbia University Read more at http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/2340

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          • Behavioral Challenges and Opportunities

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            Seminars on Sustainable Development - Fall 2009 Title: Behavioral Challenges and Opportunities Date: October 22, 2009 David Krantz, Co-Director, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions Elke Weber, Co-Director, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions Learn More: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/2552

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            • Ecosystems: Do We Need Them?

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              Date: Thursday, December 4, 2008 Title: Earth Institute Seminars on Sustainable Development: Ecosystems: Do We Need Them? Speakers: * Ruth DeFries, Denning Family Professor in Sustainable Development, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology * Shahid Naeem, Director of Science, Center for Environmental Research and Conservation; Professor and Department Chairman, Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology * Natalie Boelman, Storke-Doherty Lecturer, Biology and Paleo Environment, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Read more: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/2298

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              • Sachs Student Lecture - Choices for America's Economic Future

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                Date: November 17, 2009 The Earth Institute's Office of Academic and Research Programs presents "Choices for America's Economic Future" with Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of the Earth Institute, Columbia University; Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development; professor of health policy and management, Columbia University; and special advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/blog/2009/11/10/this-year-sachs-student-lecture/

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                • Anthropogenic Climate Change: Are We Ready?

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                  Date: November 13, 2008 Title: Earth Institute Seminars on Sustainable Development: Anthropogenic Climate Change: Are We Ready? Speakers: * Peter Schlosser, Vinton Professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering; Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences; Associate Director and Director of Research, The Earth Institute; Director, Columbia Climate Center * Mary-Elena Carr, Associate Director, Columbia Climate Center * George Deodatis, Santiago and Robertina Calatrava Family Professor of Civil Engineering * James Hansen, Research Scientist, International Research Institute for Climate and Society Read More: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/2298

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                  • Can We Save the World Economy?

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                    A Conversation with George Soros, Nouriel Roubini and Jeffrey Sachs. Moderated by John Roberts (CNN). An open and frank conversation on the breakdown of financial markets around the world and if we can save the global economy. Will the Wall Street bailout plan work? What steps need to be taken in Europe and Asia to stem the market’s downward spiral? Are we headed for a global recession? Three of the leading minds in global economics will discuss the options. For more information, visit http://www.earth.columbia.edu/worldeconomy/

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                    • Sustainable Urbanization in the 21st Century

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                      Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 Title: Sachs Lecture Series: Sustainable Urbanization in the 21st Century Speaker: Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University Description: This is the third lecture by Jeffrey Sachs on Sustainable Development at Columbia University. This talk was given at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. More Info: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/2323

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