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Monday, March 29, 2004
Capturing the State of the Planet: A Public Forum


Conference Moderator: John C. Mutter, [Bio] Deputy Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Location: Roone Arledge Auditorium in Lerner Hall, Columbia University
2920 Broadway (between 114 th & 115 th Streets), New York, NY


8:00 am

Registration
Breakfast


9:00 am

Welcome

Jeffrey D. Sachs, [Bio] Director of the Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals

Wallace Broecker, [Bio] Winner of the National Medal of Science, Newberry
Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lamont Doherty Earth
Observatory, Columbia University


9:30 am

Session One

"Biodiversity and Earth’s Environment"
Edward O. Wilson, [Bio] Winner of the National Medal of Science and the Pulitzer Prize in Literature, Pellegrino University Professor, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University


10:00 am Break

10:30 am

Session Two

"Earth EKG: Expanding Knowledge of the Globe"
Retired Navy Vice Adm. Conrad Lautenbacher, [Bio] Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator


11:00 am

“World in the Balance”
A two-hour Nova Earth Day special, explores the relationship between people and the planet. These clips highlight the social and economic forces that have produced starkly different population profiles.


11:15 am

Session Three

"Global Health-Is a Rational Future Even Possible?"
Dr. William Foege, [Bio] Fellow, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Emeritus Presidential Distinguished Professor of International Health, Emory University


11:45 am

Lunch

1:15 pm

Session Four

"Signs and Politics of Climate Change Implications for Poverty Alleviation and Development"
Robert Watson, [Bio] Chief Scientist, Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Network, The World Bank


1:45 pm

“World in the Balance”
This two-hour Nova Earth Day special explores the relationship between people and the planet. These clips highlight the social and economic forces that have produced starkly different population profiles.

Click HERE to visit the PBS web site for "World in the Balance"


2:00 pm

Session Five

"Ending Hunger in Africa: What Needs to be Done"
Pedro Sanchez, [Bio] Director of Tropical Agriculture, The Earth Institute at Columbia University


2:30 pm Break

3:00 pm

Session Six

"Back to the Future: The Great Climate Experiment"
Daniel Schrag, [Bio] Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, and Director, Laboratory for Geochemical Oceanography, Harvard University

3:30 pm

Session Seven

"A Human Rights Approach Adds Value"
Mary Robinson, [Bio] Executive Director of the Ethical Globalization Initiative, former President of Ireland and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


4:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Jeffrey D. Sachs, [Bio] Director of the Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals


   

Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Interventions for Sustainable Development
A working session for scientist, by invitation

Conference Moderator: John C. Mutter, [Bio] Deputy Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Location: The Teatro in Casa Italiana, Columbia University
1161 Amsterdam Avenue (at 117 th Street), New York, NY

   
8:00 am

Registration
Breakfast


8:30 am

"Toward a Global Consensus for Sustainable Development"
Jeffrey D. Sachs, [Bio] Director of the Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals


9:00 am

ENERGY
What energy strategies could poor countries implement to achieve desperately needed economic growth while avoiding the negative impacts on climate and ecology associated with fossil fuels?

Related Resources - additional bibliographical materials related to this panel, including articles, papers, books, and interim reports from the Milliennnium Development Project.

Panel Moderator:
Lisa Anderson, [Bio] Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Panel Chair:
Klaus S. Lackner, [Bio] Ewing Worzel Professor of Geophysics, Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University


Panelists:
John Ashton, [Bio] Director for Strategic Partnerships, LEAD International, Imperial College
David Hawkins, [Bio] Director, Climate Center, Natural Resource Defense Council
Susan McDade, [Bio] Manager, Sustainable Energy Programme, United Nations Development Programme
Vijay Modi, [Bio] Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University
David Nissen, [Bio] Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
James Sawyer, [Bio] Chief Financial Officer, Praxair, Inc.
Robert Williams, [Bio] Senior Research Scientist, Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University


10:15 am Break

10:30 am

FOOD
What action is needed to ensure that fisheries remain viable, agriculture meets the needs of the world’s hungry and ecosystem loss does not threaten Earth’s ability to feed its population?
Background Statement (PDF download, 464 kb)

Related Resources - additional bibliographical materials related to this panel, including articles, papers, books, and interim reports from the Milliennnium Development Project.

Panel Moderator and Chair:
William Masters, [Bio] Visiting Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University


Panelists:
Simeon Ehui, [Bio] Senior Sector Economist, The World Bank
Robert E. Evenson, [Bio] Professor of Economics, Economic Growth Center, Yale University
Claire Kremen, [Bio] Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University
Bonnie McCay, [Bio] Professor of Human Ecology, Rutgers University
Robert L. Paarlberg, [Bio] Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College
Ellen K. Pikitch, [Bio] Executive Director, Pew Institute for Ocean Science
Prabhu Pingali, [Bio] Director, Economics Division, Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations
Sara Scherr, [Bio] Director, Ecoagriculture Partners, Forest Trends


Noon

Lunch
"The State of Vaccines"
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Adel Mahmoud, [Bio] President, Merck Vaccines


1:15 pm

WATER
Looking for innovative solutions to an urgent problem central to life in the 21st century.

Related Resources - additional bibliographical materials related to this panel, including articles, papers, books, and interim reports from the Milliennnium Development Project.

Panel Moderator:
Jan P. Pronk, [Bio] Professor, Theory and Practice of International Development, Institute of Social Studies

Panel Chair:
Upmanu Lall, [Bio] Professor, Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University


Panelists:
Margaret Catley-Carlson, [Bio] Chair, Global Water Partnership
Wolfgang Kinzelbach, [Bio] Professor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Institute of Hydromechanics and Water Resources Engineering
Roberto Lenton, [Bio] Senior Advisor, International Research Institute for Climate Prediction, The Earth Institute at Columbia University
Eugene Z. Stakhiv, [Bio] Chief, Planning and Policy Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


2:30 pm Break

2:45 pm

HEALTH
What is the state of the world's health systems and what actions are needed to address the world’s preventable diseases, emerging diseases and problems that disproportionately affect the health of the world’s poor?

Related Resources - additional bibliographical materials related to this panel, including articles, papers, books, and interim reports from the Milliennnium Development Project.

Panel Moderator:
Dr. Allan Rosenfield, [Bio] Dean, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Panel Chair:
Dr. Ronald Waldman, [Bio] Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health, and Deputy Director, The Center for Global Health and Economic Development, The Earth Institute at Columbia University


Panelists:
Dr. Gerald T. Keusch, [Bio] Professor of Medicine and Professor of International Health, Assistant Provost for Global Health, Medical Campus, Associate Dean for Global Health, School of Public Health, Boston University
Dr. W. Ian Lipkin, [Bio] Director and Principal Investigator, Jerome L. and Dawn Greene Infectious Disease Laboratory, Mailman School of Public Health, and Professor of Neurology and Pathology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University
Dr. Alfred Sommer, [Bio] Professor and Dean, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
Awash Teklehaimanot, [Bio] Director, Malaria Program, The Center for Global Health and Economic Development, and Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, The Earth Institute at Columbia University
Dr. Derek Yach, [Bio] Executive Director of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, World Health Organization


4:00 pm

Refreshments


4:30 pm

"Mobilizing the Sciences to Fight Global Poverty"
Closing remarks by Jeffrey Sachs