Ph.D. Research Symposium Program

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Ph.D. RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

 



Date: Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Time: 4.20 – 7.00 PM

Location: Jed D. Satow Conference Room; 5th Floor, Lerner Hall; Columbia University



DETAILED SCHEDULE:

4.20: Event commences (coffee & tea served).

4.30 – 4.35: Opening Comments by Prof. John Colin Mutter.

John Mutter is the Director of Graduate Studies for the Ph.D. Program in Sustainable Development, as well as Professor of International and Public Affairs and Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia Univeristy.

4.35 – 4.40: Opening Comments by Dean John H. Coatsworth.

John Coatsworth is Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs, as well as Professor of International and Public Affairs and Professor of History, Columbia University.

4.40 – 4.45: Introduction of Panel I

4.45 – 5.25: Panel I: 5th Year Sustainable Development Ph.D. Students.

Each student in the panel will give a 10 minute presentation.

  1. Jesse Anttila-Hughes: The Long Term Fertility Impacts of Natural Disasters.
  2. Ram Fishman: How Low Will It Go?  The Future of Groundwater Tables and Irrigation in India.
  3. Solomon Hsiang: Global Economic Losses to Tropical Cyclones.
  4. Aly Sanoh: Municipal Taxes, Income, and Rainfall Uncertainty.

5.25 – 5.40: Questions & Discussion Session for Panel I.

5.40 – 5.55: Break for Panel Changeover.

5.55 – 6.00: Introduction of Panel II

6.00 – 6.40: Panel II: 6th Year Sustainable Development Ph.D. Students.

Each student in the panel will give a 10 minute presentation.

  1. Chandra Kiran Krishnamurthy: A Quantile Regression Approach to Estimating Climate Change Impacts on Crop Yields.
  2. Gordon McCord: Improving Empirical Estimation of Demographic Drivers: Fertility, Child Mortality & Malaria Ecology.
  3. Anisa Khadem Nwachuku: The Materialism Paradigm: Neither Sustainable, nor Development.
  4. Marta Vicarelli: Exogenous Income Shocks and Consumption Smoothing, Strategies Among Rural Households in Mexico.

6.40 – 6.55: Questions & Discussion Session for Panel II.

6.55 – 7.00: Closing Remarks by Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs.

Jeffrey Sachs is Director of the Earth Institute, as well as Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University.



Note: Due to time constraints, priority during discussion sessions will be given to questions & comments by core faculty members.  Comments from the general audience will then follow, time permitting.

If you are interested in attending the symposium, please RSVP to Shivani Desai (sd2559@columbia.edu).

If you have questions, please feel free to contact the symposium organizers: Ram Fishman (rf2241@columbia.edu) or Geoff McCarney (grm2119@columbia.edu).

Link back to the main page for the 2010 Sustainable Development Ph.D. Research Symposium.

This event is organized by Columbia University’s Sustainable Development Doctoral Society (SDDS) with support from the Ph.D. Program in Sustainable Development.