"Destiny Studies for a Small Planet": A Symposium for Robert Socolow
The daylong symposium "Destiny Studies for a Small Planet" will explore the risks from climate change, and from its solutions, starting at 8 a.m. Monday, April 15, in Maeder Hall in the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. A detailed program is available online.
The symposium celebrates Robert Socolow, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, emeritus, and his 48 years of environmental problem-solving at Princeton. Morning topics will address the climate science enterprise, the emergence of global norms, and the nuclear world. Afternoon topics will focus on industrialization and poverty in developing countries, allocations of land, and new technology.
Seating will be limited — livestreaming will be available on Princeton's Media Central Live. The symposium is sponsored by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the University Center for Human Values.