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31st Social Research Conference: Climate Change Demands We Change. Why Aren’t We? (Day 1)

31st Social Research Conference: Climate Change Demands We Change. Why Aren’t We? (Day 1)

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center
General Public 

There is no issue more urgent than climate change, yet government, corporations, and the public are reluctant to change. This Center for Public Scholarship conference will examine the psychological factors, money and politics, and infrastructures that impede change as well as the difficult choices that must be made to foster urban resilience in the face of climate change.

The conference begins Thursday morning with Session 1 on "Psychological Factors and Social Change" with Elke Weber, professor of International Affairs at Columbia University; Paul Stern, director of the Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change at the National Academies of Science; John Jost, professor of Psychology and Politics, co-director of the Center for Social and Political Behavior, New York University; and Jennifer Jacquet, clinical assistant professor in Environmental Studies, New York University. 

Session 2, "The Physical City," takes place in the afternoon with Guy Nordenson, structural engineer and adviser to MoMA's Rising Currents show; Michael Oppenheimer, professor of Geosciences at Princeton University; and others.

At 6:00 p.m., the keynote address will be delivered by Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council. 

Please review the complete program at the conference website,

This event is free, but reservations are recommended by clicking on the top right register button.


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