Event Calendar

Upcoming Events

M.S. in Sustainability Management & Sustainability Certifications Information Session

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:00pm
Faculty House
The Earth Institute and Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies co-sponsor four programs in sustainability:

-Master of Science in Sustainability Management
-Certification in Sustainability Analytics
-Certification in Sustainable Water Management
-Certification in Sustainable Finance

During this information session, Steven Cohen, Executive Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia and Director of the Sustainability Management master’s program, will discuss these options. He will be joined by program administrators and admissions representatives.
 
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IRI Seminar: Monthly Climate Forecast Briefing

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 11:00am
Monell Auditorium, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades 10964

The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The briefing, delivered by the IRI's Chief Climate Forecaster Tony Barnston, explains the upcoming IRI ENSO forecast and seasonal climate (precipitation, temperature) forecast. Tony will also discuss the implications of the forecast on society around the globe, and the probabilities and skills of the current forecast.

M.S. in Sustainability Management & Sustainability Certifications Information Session

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
Faculty House
The Earth Institute and Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies co-sponsor four programs in sustainability:

-Master of Science in Sustainability Management
-Certification in Sustainability Analytics
-Certification in Sustainable Water Management
-Certification in Sustainable Finance

During this information session, Steven Cohen, Executive Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia and Director of the Sustainability Management master’s program, will discuss these options. He will be joined by program administrators and admissions representatives.
 
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sustainability-management-information-sessions-spring-2017-registration-29526978989

SEAS Colloquium in Climate Science (SCiCS)

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 2:45pm
Mudd Hall 214
Robert Muir-Wood, from Risk Management Solutions (RMS), will present a talk at the SEAS Colloquium in Climate Science (SCiCS).
 
Robert is the chief research officer of science and technology at RMS. His responsibilities include enhancing approaches to and applications of natural catastrophe modeling. Robert has more than 20 years’ experience in developing probabilistic models to characterize the risk and ramifications of natural and human-led shocks.

He has recently pioneered research into the clustering of catastrophic events, extreme liquefaction, loss amplification factors in “super cats,” time-varying activity rates, and the economic and social impacts of water scarcity.

Robert was the lead author on insurance, finance, and climate change for the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Report. He was also appointed a key contributor to the 2014 Risky Business study by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson.

Robert has written six books, along with numerous papers and articles in scientific and industry publications. He is a member of the High Level Advisory Board of the OECD International Network on Financial Management of Large-Scale Catastrophes. Robert holds a first-class degree in natural sciences and a Ph.D. in earth sciences, both from Cambridge University, and he was a research fellow at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

Sabin Colloquium on Innovative Environmental Law Scholarship

Thursday, May 4, 2017 (All day)
Columbia Law School

The 5th Annual Sabin Colloquium will allow junior environmental law scholars to present early-stage work and receive constructive feedback from a panel of senior scholars and from each other.

Eligible applicants are pre-tenure professors, fellows, visiting assistant professors, and other junior scholars in similar academic positions. Papers on environmental law, energy law, natural resources law or water law are eligible. No junior scholar may participate in the Colloquium more than twice.

The panel will select the proposals for discussion based on the degree of innovation they exhibit, the extent to which they point toward practical solutions to environmental problems, and whether, based on the scholarly and analytical quality of the proposals, they are likely to lead to high-quality work products.

To enter, please submit a cover letter, an outline or concept paper of 5-15 double-spaced pages, and a C.V. to sabincolloquium@law.columbia.edu by March 1. If an article has already been drafted, please just submit a summary of no more than 15 pages. Footnotes are not expected. Articles that have already been accepted for publication are not eligible. This event is for early-stage work that can still be significantly shaped by the discussion at the Colloquium.

Authors of selected papers will be notified by March 30. All Colloquium participants will be expected to participate in the full program (the afternoon and evening of May 4 and all day on May 5) and to read and comment on each others’ proposals. The domestic travel costs of all participants will be reimbursed.

The senior scholars who will be judging this year’s competition and participating in the workshop will be:

  • William Buzbee — Georgetown University Law Center
  • Daniel Esty — Yale Law School
  • Michael Gerrard — Columbia Law School
  • Katrina Wyman — New York University School of Law

 

Bike Expo New York

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 10:00am
Pier 36 at Basketball City (299 South Street, Manhattan)

On the two days prior to the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, more than 60,000 cyclists roll through Basketball City to meet, greet, & talk shop with one another and 100+ exhibitors, from big brands to local innovators. There’s truly something for everyone. Don’t know how to ride a bike? Bike New York will teach you. For free. Prepping for your next big race? Check out the latest in state-of-the-art gear. Merch sales, product demos, giveaways, panels, contests, entertainment—it’s all at the Expo.

TD Five Boro Bike Tour

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 7:30am

On the first Sunday in May, 32,000 cyclists of all skill levels come from around the world to roll through every borough of New York City on streets totally free of cars. For one day, the roads are yours, the bridges are yours, the City is yours—there’s no better way to experience the Big Apple. Produced in conjunction with the City of New York, the TD Five Boro Bike Tour Presented by REI is the largest charitable bike ride in the U.S., with proceeds funding Bike New York's free bike education programs. Last year alone, Bike New York taught bike skills to more than 17,000 kids and adults. When you ride with Bike New York, you’re helping in its mission to empower more New Yorkers to grab life by the handlebars.

Bike New York Discover Hudson Valley Ride

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 7:30am
Victor C. Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie

Centered around the Walkway Over the Hudson, the world’s longest footbridge, this ride is all about discovery. For some, that means taking it easy on one of the shorter routes and simply enjoying the gorgeous scenery of Ulster and Dutchess counties. For others, it means discovering what you’re capable of—with more than 5,800 feet of climbing, the 100-mile route is a century worth bragging about.