In July 2020, Columbia University announced the creation of a new Climate School to address the environmental and public health challenges of climate change. The first new school in 25 years at the University, it will draw upon the University's current research centers and programs. In response, undergraduates at Columbia formed the Tricentennial Project, a group focused on exploring and modeling what undergraduates want from a climate school, and communicating with faculty and administration.
In this discussion and Q & A, the Tricentennial Project will speak with Dr. Diana Hernandez, an expert on the social and environmental determinants of health, as well as place-based interventions to address them. The talk will focus on understanding the environment as an urban phenomenon, locality in climate, and what it means to design solutions for your own community.
- Diana Hernandez, Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
- Moderated by Emily Stone (Undergraduate Student at Barnard College) and Emma Urofsky (Undergraduate Student at the School of General Studies)
Free and open to the public; no registration required. Please use the provided Zoom link to join. Please contact Ellie Hansen at [email protected] with any questions.
Hosted by the Tricentennial Project, part of the Center for Science and Society's Research Cluster on Science and Subjectivity, and in collaboration with the Earth Institute.
This event is the first in a four-part series exploring student focuses and models for the Columbia Climate School. To learn more about the Tricentennial Project, please read our recent news feature.