Environmental & Energy Management Newsletter

The George Washington University
Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Department (EMSE)
Environmental & Energy Management Program (E&EM)
Spring 2008 (Volume 9, Number 1)















GW Students and Faculty Participate in National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment


GW students and faculty participated in the 8th National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment of the National Council for Science and the Environment. The event was held on January 16-18, 2008, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., several blocks from the Foggy Bottom campus. The focus of this year’s event was on the development and advancement of science-based solutions to climate change.

At the event, leading scientists, policy makers, industry leaders, educators, and other solutions-oriented innovators discussed comprehensive strategies for protecting people and the planet against the threat of climate change.

Major speakers at the conference included the following:

• Ambassador Richard Benedick, President, National Council for Science and the Environment
• Mohan Munasinghe, Vice Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; Chairman, Munasinghe Institute for Development
• Abigail Kimbell , Chief, US Forest Service
• Mary C. Pearl, President, Wildlife Trust
• Thomas Dietz, Director of the Environmental Science and Policy Program, Michigan State University
• Mark Myers , Director, US Geological Survey
• Paul Epstein , Associate Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Medical School
• Frank Princiotta , Director, Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division, US EPA
• David Rodgers, Deputy Assistant Secretary, United States Department of Energy
• James E. Rogers ,Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Duke Energy Corporation
• Peter Senge , Founding Chairperson, Society for Organizational Learning
• Michael Crow , President, Arizona State University
• Reid Detchon, Executive Director, Energy Future Coalition
• Stephen Schneider , Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University
• Bob Corell, Global Change Director, The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment
• Jonathan Pershing, Director, Climate, Energy and Pollution Program, World Resources Institute
• John P. Holdren , President and Director, The Woods Hole Research Center; Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy, Harvard University
• Lynn Scarlett, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior
• Representative Jay Inslee, U.S. House of Representatives, 1st District, Washington state
• Scott Barrett, Professor and Director, International Policy Program, Johns Hopkins University
• Jonathan Pershing, Director, Climate, Energy and Pollution Program, World Resources Institute
• Ralph Cicerone, President, National Academy of Sciences
• Eric Heitz, President, the Energy Foundation
• Jeffrey Leonard , CEO, Global Environment Fund

Above:Amb. Richard Benedick, President, NCSE

Above: Keynote Speaker Mohan Munasinghe, Vice Chair, IPC

(Left to Right):

Thomas Lovejoy, President, The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment

MichaelMacCracken, Chief Scientist for Climate Change Programs, The Climate Institute

Sherri Goodman, General Counsel, The CNA Corporation

Sarah James, Alaskan Gwitch'in Steering Committee and Goldman Environmental Prize Awardee






Jonathan P. Deason, Ph.D., Lead Professor