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Student Event Spotlight

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On Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm, the Center on Global Energy Policy will be hosting African Perspectives on Climate and Climate Politics. This event, which is part of a new webinar series from the Center, will bring together voices from different part of the continent to explore the historical role played by African states in global discussions, look at African priorities in climate diplomacy on a regional and global level, and to identify ways in which African economic, bureaucratic, and political realities will intersect with international negotiations in the future. 

In order to ensure human wellbeing in the future, the global food system must be fundamentally transformed to operate within planetary resource boundaries. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognize that companies are vital in achieving this change, but even as corporate sustainability efforts increase, there are fundamental challenges to corporate alignment with SDG goals. This session on Private Sector Alignment with the SDGs and Accountability to Achieve Food Systems Transformation on Thursday from 8:00-9:30 am will assess initiatives intended to support SDG alignment of the food sector. This event is co-organized by the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, the World Benchmarking Alliance, and Fixing the Business of Food in support of the UN Food Systems Summit. 

Dr. Waverly Duck, an urban sociologist and associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh, will be delivering a lecture focusing on how race in the US has become embedded in the everyday structures of day-to-day interaction to produce unconscious forms of racism. Register here for this online event, which will be Thursday from 10:00-11:00 am. 

Dr. Edward Chang from UCSF will be discussing significant advances in our understanding of how speech is processed by the cerebral cortex, and how this knowledge has been applied to the development of a “speech prosthesis” to restore speech for those living with paralysis. Click here to register for this event, which will be held in NoCo 501 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm.

This week’s lecture in the Ocean & Climate Physics Seminar series held by the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory will be on the history of meteorology with Angelo Caglioti, assistant professor of history at Barnard. The event will be held at 11:00 am in the Monnell Auditorium at Lamont and will be streamed via Zoom. 

In a warming climate, ice shelves of the Antarctic Ice Sheet are prone to unstable retreat. Observation and modeling suggest that these areas may have collapsed before and could contribute significantly to sea-level rise, but the extent and timing of collapse remain unclear. This talk on Friday from 3:30-4:30 pm will focus on the physics of sea-level change, glacial isostatic adjustment, and solid Earth deformation after variations in the distribution of ice and water on Earth’s surface, and the implications of these changes on the stability and dynamics of the Antarctic Ice Sheet and its contributions to sea-level change. The zoom link for this talk will be available later in the week here.