Past Event

Pandemics & Infernos, Presidents & Precedents

September 16, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Event Description: 

Columbia University's Earth Institute hosts Laura Helmuth, the editor-in-chief of Scientific American, which has endorsed a presidential candidate, Joe Biden, for the first time in its 175-year history. Explore this tumultuous year of superimposed, interrelated health, environmental and societal crises and calamities in which science is a pivotal guide - and political target.

Event Speaker: 

  • Laura Helmuth, Editor-in-Chief of Scientific American
  • Rita Colwell, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland
  • Kerry Emanuel, Cecil & Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science at ;Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Adam Sobel, Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University
  • Andy Revkin, Director of the Initiative on Communication and Sustainability at Columbia University

Event Information:

Free and open to the public. Please visit the event webpage for viewing options.

Hosted by the Earth Institute