A Panel on Global Aspects of Rutgers Research and Engagement

January 7, 2020

Rutgers Global hosted a panel discussion on the topic of international research in the areas of sustainability and climate change on December 20 at the Rutgers Club. The event, open to faculty, staff, and students, included some of Rutgers University’s renowned faculty who presented on their research and engaged with the audience during a Q&A session.

After welcoming remarks by Eric Garfunkel, Vice President for Global Affairs at Rutgers, and Anu Gupta, Assistant Dean for International Academic Support at Rutgers Global, the first panel commenced on the topic of science and technology. Paul Falkowski, Board of Governors Professor of Marine, Earth and Planetary Sciences gave a presentation on “Dissecting the Concept of Sustainability and Human Nature.” Josh Kohut, Professor, Center for Ocean Observing Leadership, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, and Joseph Brodie, Director of Atmospheric Research, Center for Ocean Observing Leadership, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences discussed “Frontier Technologies Advancing the Stewardship of our Ocean Planet.” And Robert Kopp, Director, Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences presented on “Managing Climate Risk.” After the short presentations Marjorie Kaplan, Associate Director of the Rutgers Climate Institute, moderated a panel discussion.

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