The IPWSD Program is now available! The workshop schedule is below, immediately followed by specifics on the speaker sessions (including session topics & assignments of speakers to particular sessions).
Directions/Maps to Event Locations:
Columbia University Campus Map: here.
The International Affairs Building (IAB) is located on the corner of 118th Street and Amsterdam Avenue here.
Faculty House Directions and Map: here.
Date: Friday 20th April 2012
8.00-8.30am Registration, IAB (International Affairs Building) 4th floor (outside 417)
8.30-9.00am Opening remarks, IAB 417 (Altschul)
- Professor John Mutter, Professor of International and Public Affairs, Professor of Earth and Environmental Science; Director of Graduate Studies, PhD in Sustainable Development
9.00-10.00am Keynote address, IAB 417 (Altschul)
- Keynote speaker: Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University
10.00-10.30am Tea/coffee break
10.30-11.30am Panel Discussion, IAB 417 (Altschul)
- A conversation about “Frontiers in Sustainable Development research” moderated by Solomon Hsiang (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Science, Technology & Environmental Policy, Princeton University)
- Panel speakers:
- Laurence Tubiana, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), Paris; Sciences Po-Columbia Alliance Visiting Professor
- Suresh Naidu, Assistant Professor in Economics and International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
- Alissa Park, Lenfest Junior Professor in Applied Climate Science, Associate Director of Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, Columbia University
1.00-3.00pm Speaker sessions 1 & 2, Hamilton 516, 517
3.00-3.30pm Tea/coffee break
3.30-5.30pm Speaker sessions 3 & 4, Hamilton 516, 517
7.00-9.00pm Speakers’ Reception (Drinks and light food will be served), Faculty House
Date: Saturday 21st April 2012
8.30-10.30am Speaker sessions 5 & 6, IAB 410, 411
10.30-11.00am Tea/coffee break
11.00am-1.00pm Speaker sessions 7 & 8, IAB 410, 404
2.30-4.30pm Speaker sessions 9 & 10, IAB 410, 404
4.30pm- Concluding remarks, IAB 410
Session 1: Policy-Making for SD 1.00-3.00pm, Hamilton 516
1) Asmamaw Tadege Shiferaw (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) – Front-End Governance of Public Investment Projects: The Dutch Experience for Sustainable Development
2) Maya Papineau (University of California, Berkeley) – Energy standards and the landlord tenant problem
3) Marisa Camargo (University of Helsinki) – Climate change and sustainability: integrating the private sector in REDD+
4) Dung Doan (Australian National University) – Revisiting the relationship between targeting and program performance
Session 2: Technology Adoption 1.00-3.00pm, Hamilton 517
1) Bernabas Wolde (Montclair State University) – Determinants of voluntary environmentally sound technologies’ adoption and an assessment of dynamic inconsistency in adoption decision in Ethiopian industry
2) Karin Dobernig (University of Vienna) – Green neuroeconomics: the potential for neuroscience to inform the study of sustainable consumption
3) Giovanna Sacchi (University of Bologna) – Participatory guarantee systems for organic food: an intervention on consumer’s willingness to buy
4) Inna Platonova (University of Calgary) – Development Partnerships and Diffusion of Renewable Energy Technologies in Developing Countries: Exploratory Study in Costa Rica and Peru
Session 3: Decision-Making Structures 3.30-5.30pm, Hamilton 516
1) Judith Bretthauer (VU University Amsterdam) – When does resource scarcity lead to conflict? A qualitative comparative analysis of the political, economic and social conditions in causal pathways to conflict.
2) Danya Lee Rumore (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) – Water Games: Teaching Water Diplomacy through Role-Play Simulations
3) Xiaojia Bao (Columbia University, SD) – The cost of bureaucracy on governmental responsiveness in China
4) Geoff McCarney (Columbia University, SD) – Climate Risk, Production Shocks & Credit Access for Smallholder Farmers in Africa: How index insurance affects risk and incentives in rural credit markets.
Session 4: Adaptation 3.30-5.30pm, Hamilton 517
1) Meha Jain (Columbia University, Ecology) – Framework for Analyzing Adaptation in Agricultural Systems
2) Stefano Moncada (University of Malta) – Aid to Adapt – The Role of EU Overseas Development Assistance in Climate Change Adaptation of Small Island Developing States
3) Dipti Ranjan Mahapatra (Brookhaven National Laboratory) – How Sustainable is India’s Energy System? – Policy Analysis from a Life-Cycle and Modeling Perspective
4) Jagadish Thaker (George Mason University) – Role of Collective Efficacy in Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainable Development in India
Session 5: Agriculture 8.30-10.30am, IAB 410
1) Andrew Crane-Droesch (University of California, Berkeley) – Biochar in Western Kenya I: Effect on Yield Under Smallholder Management
2) Ari Novy (Rutgers University) – Balancing Agricultural Development Resources: Are GM and Organic Agriculture in Opposition in Africa?
3) Stephan Dietrich (University of Gottingen) – Impact of insurance on small scale farmers: a natural experiment.
4) Amir Jina (Columbia University, SD) – Problematic perceptions: Do farmers in developing countries accurately perceive climatic changes?
Session 6: Energy Systems 8.30-10.30am, IAB 411
1) Alberto La Madrid (Cornell University) – Customer participation in energy markets with renewable sources of energy
2) Alka Sapkota (UNEP-Tongji Institute, Shanghai) – Renewable Energy Technologies at the interface of energy security and climate change adaptation in Nepal: Micro hydro as best sustainable supplement option for Long term adaptation planning
3) Nicola Favretto (University of Leeds) – Unpacking the key policy and livelihood challenges in the cultivation of energy crop Jatropha curcas: lessons from Mali
Session 7: Land-use, Forests, Ecosystems 11.00am-1.00pm, IAB 404
1) Salla Rantala (Harvard University, University of Helsinki) – Equity, effectiveness and legitimacy in Community-Based Forest Management: evidence from Tanzania
2) Georgina Cullman (Columbia University, Ecology) – Land use values in the periphery of a protected area in northeastern Madagascar: perspectives from conservation practitioners and local residents
3) Diego Herrera Garcia (Duke University) – Brazilian Amazon Protected Areas’ Forest Spillovers: ‘blockage’ as another avenue for frontier impacts?
4) Matthew Fagan (Columbia University, Ecology) – Assessing forest protection and PES policies in a deforested landscape in northern Costa Rica
Session 8: Planning and Urban Development 11.00am-1.00pm, IAB 411
1) Ralph Rosado (University of Pennsylvania) – What Will the Neighbors Say? How Differences in Planning Culture Yield Distinctive Outcomes in Urban Redevelopment: The Example of the Community Benefits Agreement Trend in California and New York City
2) Kirsten Kinzer (University of Pennsylvania) – The Role of Public Participation in the Implementation of Local Government Sustainability Plans
3) Liou Xie (Arizona State University) – Sustainability Implications of Mass Rapid Transit on the Built Environment and Human Travel Behavior in Suburban Neighborhoods: The Beijing Case
4) Jie Pan (Global Environmental Facility) – Management of Wastes of Electric and Electronic Equipments and Sustainable Development
Session 9: Equity and Justice 2.30-4.30pm, IAB 410
1) Sayeed S. Mohammed (Energy and Environment Research Institute, Qatar) – Cooperatives and Social Enterprises in Arab world
2) Leah Bevis (Cornell University) – Decomposing Intergenerational Income Elasticity: The contribution of intergenerational capital transfers in rural Philippines
3) Jessica Steinberg (University of Michigan) – Who Benefits from Natural Resource Extraction? The Importance of Strategic Bargaining
4) Dana Jackman (University of Michigan) – Climate Change as a Social Dilemma
Session 10: Climate Change and Variability 2.30-4.30pm, IAB 404
1) Asher Siebert (Rutgers University) – Exploring the frequency of hydroclimate extremes on the Niger River using Monte-Carlo methods
2) Elisaveta Petkova (Columbia University, Public Health) – Heat-Related Mortality in the Urban Northeast
3) Jesse Anttila-Hughes (Columbia University, SD) – Long-term effects of fetal exposure to tropical cyclones in the Philippines
4) Kyle Meng (Columbia University, SD) – The differential impacts of climate and weather shocks
We would like to sincerely thank our sponsors for this event: the Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) at Columbia University.