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EDF-Alliance Executive Workshop 2012

Columbia University, New York, October 15-19, 2012

The program for this event, hosted by the Alliance Program, features an exceptional array of talks by world-renowned professionals and academics. Leading experts in the fields of Engineering, Climatology, Sociology, Political Sciences, Economics, Environmental Law, and Architecture will discuss the most pressing issues in the contemporary global socio-political and economic landscape. Special emphasis will be given to the US current affairs and global trends.

The program for this event has been designed by Dr. Marta Vicarelli, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, and Postdoctoral Associate at the Yale University Climate and Energy Institute.

Created in 2002, the Alliance Program is a non-profit transatlantic joint-venture between Columbia University and three French prestigious institutions, The École Polytechnique, Sciences Po and the Université of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne. Alliance is an innovative program whose aim is to initiate and accompany new initiatives in the fields of education cooperation, research collaboration, and policy outreach.

Contacts:
    Alessia Lefebure, al3012@columbia.edu, Director
    Lauranne Bardin, lb2808@columbia.edu, Assistant Director
    http://www.columbia.edu/cu/alliance/
    For questions about the program please contact:
    marta.vicarelli@yale.edu

Location:
Seminars Lunches
The Italian Academy
Conference Room – 5th floor
1161 Amsterdam Avenue
(Between 116th and 118th Streets)
New York, NY 10027
Faculty House
Monday - Thursday:
    Ivy Lounge and Coffee Bar - Garden Level – 1st floor
Friday:
    1754 Boardroom – 3rd floor
64 Morningside Drive
New York, New York 10027

The complete list of talks and speakers is available here.
Background readings are listed in the description of each talk.

A complete list of speaker bios is available here.

Directions to the Columbia University Italian Academy are available here.

Monday, October 15th, 2012

    The Current US Economic Political and Regulatory Landscape
 

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

    Cities, Urban Growth and Innovative Infrastructure
 

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

    US Economic Development: Trends in Infrastructure Planning, Energy Economics and Sustainability
 

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

    Climate Change: Negotiations and Adaptation from Global to Local
 

Friday, October 19th, 2012

    Clean Energy Programs and Energy Systems Transformation
 

 

Created in the fall 2002, the Alliance Program is a non-profit transatlantic joint-venture between Columbia University and three French prestigious institutions, The École Polytechnique, Sciences Po and the Université of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne.


Alliance is an innovative program whose aim is to initiate and accompany new initiatives in the fields of education cooperation, research collaboration, and policy outreach. Over the last four years the Alliance’s scope of activities have included the organization of numerous academic conferences both in Paris and in New York, the setting up of international multidisciplinary research teams, and the creation of joint-courses and curricula targeting the students of its founding partners.