Preparing for Extreme Weather: Global Lessons from Sandy

Date: February 23, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library

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 remarks

Michael Purdy, Executive Vice President for Research; Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University in the City of New York


Panelists

Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice; Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School, Columbia University in the City of New York

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 in the City of New York 

Radley Horton, Associate Research Scientist, Center for Climate Systems Research, The Earth Institute, Columbia University in the City of New York

Daniel Zarrilli, Director, New York City Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency

 
Moderator

Adam H. Sobel, Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The Earth Institute, Columbia University in the City of New York

Co-sponsored by The Earth Institute, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research 


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