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CNREP 2016: Keynote Speakers

Gernot Wagner
“Climate Shock: It's Not Over 'til the Fat Tail Zings”
Monday, March 21, 2016 8:30 am

Dr. Gernot Wagner is the lead senior economist at the Environmental Defense Fund, an Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, and a research associate at the Harvard Kennedy School. Wagner has a joint bachelor’s magna cum laude with highest honors in environmental science, public policy, and economics, and a master’s and Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard, as well as a master’s in economics from Stanford. Wagner teaches energy economics as an adjunct associate professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. He served on the editorial board of the Financial Times as a Peter Martin Fellow, where he covered economics, energy, and the environment. He worked for the Boston Consulting Group, focused on energy and climate. His recent book, Climate Shock - a top 15 Financial Times McKinsey Business Book of the Year - explores the likely economic repercussions of a hotter planet, drawing and expanding from work previously unavailable to general audiences.


Richard Campanella
 “A Historical Geography of New Orleans, 1700s-2000s”
Monday, March 21, 2016 12:00 pm

Prof. Richard Campanella, a geographer with the Tulane School of Architecture, is the author of nine books on the geography and history of New Orleans, including Bienville’s Dilemma, Delta Urbanism, and Geographies of New Orleans. His research, which integrates mapping and spatial analyses with the social sciences and humanities, has been praised in the New York Review of Books, Journal of Southern History, Urban History, Places, Louisiana History, Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association, and Bloomsbury Review. The only two-time winner of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Book of the Year Award, Campanella has also received the Louisiana Literary Award, the Williams Prize for Louisiana History, the Mortar Board Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Monroe Fellowship, and the Hannah Arendt Prize for Scholarship in the Public Interest. He writes monthly columns for the Times-Picayune, Preservation in Print Magazine, and the quarterly Louisiana Cultural Vistas.


Sarah Ryker
“Use of Ecosystem Services in Federal Decision-Making”
Monday, March 22, 2016 12:00 pm

Dr. Sarah J. Ryker is USGS Deputy Associate Director for Climate and Land Use Change. She is responsible for science and policy leadership, and management oversight, of the USGS Climate Research and Development Program, Land Change Science Program, Land Remote Sensing Program, National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, and Land Carbon assessment of biological carbon sequestration.  Dr. Ryker returned to the USGS in 2011 from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy's research center, where she led a team focused on energy and environmental research and policy. More recently, she served as Deputy Associate Director for Ecosystem Services, White House Council on Environmental Quality.  In this capacity, she coauthored a CEQ policy guidance pertaining to the use of ecosystem services in federal decision-making.


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