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Center Events

CSTPR Spring Noontime Seminar Series
“New Policy Research at CU and Beyond”

CSTPR just completed its spring semester noontime seminar series. The theme of this semester’s series was “New Policy Research at CU and Beyond.” The talks were as follows:

  • January 31, Too Hot To Touch: The Problem of High-Level Nuclear Waste by William Alley and Rosemarie Alley. View webcast.
  • February 21, International Efforts in the Area of Energy and Development by Morgan Bazilian, National Renewable Energy Laboratory. View webcast.
  • March 7, Ecohydrological Vulnerability to Changes in Climate and Land Use in the Colorado River Basin Headwaters: Implications for Water Policy and Management by Noah Molotch, Geography Department, University of Colorado Boulder. View webcast.
  • March 14, The Human Dimensions Of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles In Boulder by Barbara Farhar, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, University of Colorado Boulder. View webcast.
  • April 18, Moral Jurisdiction by Benjamin Hale, Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Colorado Boulder. View webcast.
  • April 24, Power Politics: The Political Ecology of Wind Farm Opposition in Wyoming by Shawn Olson, Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Colorado Boulder. View webcast.

The series will resume in the fall semester with a new theme. Please visit our website and add your email address to the “Join our Mailing List” box in the left hand column to receive notices of upcoming talks including links to the webcast page. A collection of webcasts can be viewed here.

Morgan Bazilian
Morgan Bazilian, February 21
Noah Molotch
Noah Molotch, March 7

Center events


Other CSTPR Presentations

Center faculty and graduate students presented the following posters at the annual CIRES Rendezvous May 2:

    • An Agent-Centered Risk and Decision-Analytic Approach to Climate Change Adaptation. Mary Huisenga, William Travis and Katherine Clifford
    • Does hurricane risk contain societal factors? Jessica Weinkle
    • The dynamics of vulnerability: Why adapting to climate variability may not always prepare us for climate change. Lisa Dilling, Meaghan Daly, Roberta Klein, Olga Wilhelmi (NCAR), William Travis
CIRES Rendezvous Poster Session
CIRES Rendezvous Poster Session
  • Max Boykoff chaired a session on “Climate Governance” at the Tokyo Conference on Earth System Governance January 28-31.
  • Max Boykoff was a discussant on a panel titled “Who Speaks for the Climate: Author Meets Critics” at the Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, April 9.
  • Lisa Dilling (with K. Andersson, A. Ravikumar, C. Brown, and M. Holmgren) gave a talk titled “Adaptation to climate-related hazards in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah: Explaining differences in local responses” at the American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, January 8.
  • Lisa Dilling (with D. Fernandez, J. Milford, K. Kelsey, N. Barger, and J. Neff) presented a poster titled “Mapping decision zones for carbon management in the San Juan National Forest” at the 4th Annual North American Carbon Program All-Investigators Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, February 4-7.
  • Roger Pielke, Jr. discussed “The Science and Politics of Climate Change” on the NPR radio program Ideastream November 29.
  • Roger Pielke participated in a panel titled “What counts as good evidence for policy?” at London’s Institute of Physics February 4.
  • Roger Pielke gave a talk at the STEPS Annual Symposium at the University of Sussex on “Promises and paradoxes of scientific authority” February 6. A video of the talk can be viewed here.
  • Roger Pielke, Jr. gave a talk at the Colorado Rural Electric Association’s Annual Meeting on Climate Change February 11.
  • William Travis gave an invited presentation on “Means vs. Extremes: Challenges in Adapting to a Changing Climate” at the 150th annual meeting of the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, April 28.