STANFORD UNIVERSITY PIE, Precourt Institute of Energy, STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Connecting the Dots 2014

THE CLIMATE, ENERGY, FOOD, AND WATER NEXUS

Friday, April 18, 2014
12:30 - 6:30 pm
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center (Map)
Stanford University



Stanford experts from a range of disciplines will discuss the interconnections and interactions among humanity’s need for and use of climate, energy, food, water, and environmental resources. Featuring key authors of the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability to climate change.


Professor Chris Field, co-chair of IPCC Working Group II, and members of the Technical Support Group will provide an overview of their major findings. Stanford students and faculty will lead an interactive breakout session on key challenges associated with climate change. A faculty panel—representing WG I, WG II and WG III—will connect the dots by evaluating some of the ways in which decisions in one resource area can lead to tradeoffs or co-benefits in others. Finally Dr. Gro Brundtland, United Nations Elder, will share her reflections on our common future.


Additional Information

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Registration: Registration is now closed. Please contact Miki Yu (miki.yu@stanford.edu) if you have any questions.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gro Brundtland, Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor at the Haas Center, the former prime minister of Norway and the current deputy chair of The Elders
  • Stacey Bent, Professor of Chemical Engineering; Director of the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy
  • Noah Diffenbaugh, Associate Professor of Environmental Earth System Science; Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
  • Chris Field, Professor of Biology and of Environmental Earth System Science; Director of the Carnegie Institution Department of Global Ecology, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group II
  • Charles Kolstad, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the Precourt Institute for Energy
  • Jon Krosnick, Professor of Communication and of Political Science
  • Katharine Mach, Carnegie Institution, Co-Director of Science, IPCC Working Group II Technical Support Unit
  • Michael Mastrandrea, Carnegie Institution, Co-Director of Science for IPCC Working Group II Technical Support Unit
  • Terry Root, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Breakout Sessions Led by Stanford Graduate Students

  • Blake Francis, Department of Philosophy at Stanford University
  • Dan Horton, Postdoctoral Researcher at Dept. of Environmental Earth System
  • Frances Moore, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER)
  • Nik Sawe, PhD candidate in Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER)
  • Deepti Singh, Environmental Earth System Science
  • Aaron Strong, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER)
  • Delavane Turner, Management Science and Engineering