Conference Agenda

Monday, May 13, 2002

Webcast produced by the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning.

8:00am: Registration

Continental Breakfast

8:30: Welcoming Remarks

Dr. William Baker, [ Bio ] President and Chief Executive Officer, WNET

Dr. George Rupp, [ Bio ] President, Columbia University

9:00: Keynote Speakers

Dr. Jane Lubchenco, [ Bio ] Wayne and Gladys Valley Professor of Marine Biology, Oregon State University

Dr. José Goldemberg, [ Bio ] Secretary of the Environment, São Paolo

10:30: Break

10:45-1:00: Session One: Global Food Security

Session Chair: Dr. Roberto Lenton, [ Bio ] Executive Director, Secretariat for International Affairs and Development, International Research Institute for Climate Prediction, Columbia University

Dr. M. S. Swaminathan, [ Bio ] Chairman, M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation

Dr. Uma Lele, [ Bio ] Senior Advisor, Operations Evaluation Department, World Bank

Dr. Pedro Sanchez, [ Bio ] Visiting Professor, Department of Environmental Science Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Michael Lipton, [ Bio ] Research Professor of Economics, Poverty Research Unit, Sussex University

Panel Discussion

1:00-2:15: LUNCH

2:15-4:30: Session Two: Conservation of Biological Resources

Session Chair: Dr. Stuart Pimm, [ Bio ] Professor of Conservation Biology, and Senior Research Scientist, Center for Environmental Research and Conservation, Columbia University

Dr. Cristián Samper, Bio ] Deputy Director and Staff Scientist, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Dr. Geoffrey Heal, [ Bio ] Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility, Columbia Business School, Columbia University

Dr. Callum Roberts, [ Bio ]Professor, Environment Department, University of York

Dr. Calestous Juma, Bio ] Director, Science, Technology, and Innovation Program, Center for International Development, Harvard University

Panel Discussion

5:00-6:00: Reception at Lerner Hall
(Sponsored by Swiss Re)


Tuesday, May 14, 2002
 

8:00am: Registration

Continental Breakfast

8:30: Welcoming Remarks

Dr. John Mutter, [ Bio ] Associate Vice Provost, Columbia Earth Institute

Mr. Lee Bollinger, [ Bio ] President-elect, Colmbia University

Dr. Michael M. Crow, [ Bio ] Executive Vice Provost, Columbia University

9:00: Keynote Speakers

Dr. Hans-Joachim (John) Schellnhuber,
[ Bio ] Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Dr. Saleemul Huq, [ Bio ] Director, Climate Change Programme, International Institute for Environment and Development

10:30: Break

10:45-1:00: Session Three: Urban Sustainability

Chair: Dr. Brian J. L. Berry, [ Bio ] Lloyd Viel Berkner Regental Professor, and Professor of Political Economy, University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Jo Beall, [ Bio ] Reader, Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science

Dr. George Bugliarello, [ Bio ] Chancellor, Polytechnic University of New York

Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, [ Bio ] Senior Research Scientist, Goddard Institute for Space Studies at Columbia University

Dr. Gordon McGranahan, [ Bio ] Director, Human Settlements Programme, International Institute for Environment and Development

Panel Discussion

1:00-2:15: LUNCH

Tuesday, May 14, 2002, 2:30pm
Public Forum: Food, Life and Earth's Future
  • How will we feed the world's anticipated population of 9 billion?
  • Can humankind ever become nature's protector?
  • Can urban centers, such as New York City, be viable habitats for the future?

Moderator:

Robert Krulwich, ABC News Correspondent

Panelists:

Dr. Jo Beall, [ Bio ] Reader, Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science

Mr. David Dickson, [ Bio ] Director, SciDev.net

Dr. Calestous Juma, Bio ] Director, Science, Technology, and Innovation Program, Center for International Development, Harvard University

Dr. Roberto Lenton
, [ Bio ] Executive Director, Secretariat for International Affairs and Development, International Research Institute for Climate Prediction, Columbia University

Dr. M. S. Swaminathan,
[ Bio ] Chairman, M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation


Special Video Presentations:
Prof. Anthony Giddens, Director, London School of Economics and Political Science

Dr. Jeffrey D. Sachs, [ Bio ] Director, Center for International Development, and Galen L. Stone Professor of Interntational Trade, Harvard University