April 20-21, 2015
Jeff Bingaman, Jr, former United States Senator from New Mexico; Judy Garber, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans, Environment & Science (OES); Douglas Fox, freelance science writer; Charles Keller, retired scientist with degrees in Philosophy, Physics and Mathematics, and a PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics; Shana McDermott, Assistant Professor Dept. of Economics, University of New Mexico and Senior Research Associate, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Brian Hurd, Professor of Agricultural Economics & Agricultural Business, New Mexico State University; Javier Gonzales, Mayor of Santa Fe, NM.
Scientific and anecdotal evidence tell us that the earth’s temperature is warming at rates not experienced in centuries. What exactly does this mean for the planet, for ourselves, for our children, for our children’s children? How can citizens and policy makers be made to understand that we’re all in this together? That means Washington—and Beijing, Berlin, Rio, Delhi and the Pacific Islanders. And loggers in the rain forests of Myanmar and Indonesia. And agribusiness in California. And large corporations headquartered in New York, London, Tokyo and Hong Kong. That means us, here, in New Mexico.
- Albuquerque Committee on Foreign Relations
- American Foreign Service Association
- Citizens Climate Lobby – Santa Fe
- Friendship Force New Mexico
- Fulbright Association of New Mexico
- Global Ties – ABQ: Journey Santa Fe
- New Mexico State University
|1:00 – 1:25 pm||Registration|
|1:25 – 1:30 pm|| “Welcome.” Mike Peters, President,
St. John’s College, Santa Fe.
|1:30 – 2:30 pm||“The Complexity & Challenge of Climate Change & the Role of Government as Catalyst and Regulator.”, Jeff Bingaman,
Former Senator of New Mexico.
|2:45 – 3:45 pm||“The International Politics, Economics & Foreign Policy Implications of Climate Change.”, Judy Garber,
Ambassador, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans, Environment and Science.
|3:45 – 4:00 pm||Break|
|4:00 – 5:00 pm||“Warming Climates, Polar Ice and Sea Level,” Douglas Fox,
award-winning science writer.
|5:00 – 6:00 pm||Cocktail reception for speakers and Symposium participants.|
|There will be ample time for discussion after every presentation.|
|8:30 – 8:45 am||Registration (coffee & pastries available)|
|8:45 – 9:45 am||“Understanding Climate Change: The Interplay of Observations and Modeling.” Dr. “Chick” Keller,
Los Alamos National Laboratory consultant and specialist in the science of global warming.
|10:00 -11:00 am||“The Economics of Climate Change as It Relates to the New Climate Economy Project A Multi-national Effort.” Dr.
University of New Mexico Department of Economics.11.15-12:15 pm
“A Global View on Climate Change and Water and Food Security Challenges.” Dr. Brian Hurd,
Professor of Agriculture & Agricultural Business, New Mexico State University.
12:15 – 1:00 pmBuffet Luncheon1:00 – 2:00 pm
“Local Efforts on Climate Change and the Work of the Climate Action Task Force.” Javier Gonzales,
Mayor of Santa Fe, NM.
2:15 – 2:45 pm
“Climate Change and Mass Media: the Disconnect between Science and Public Perception.” Douglas Fox,
award-winning science writer.
2:45 -3:45 pm
“Wrap-up Discussion” with Speakers and Santa Fe City Rep. John Alejandro. Moderated by Roger Toll,
SFWAF Board Member.
The symposium will take place at St. John’s College in the Great Hall of the Peterson Student Center. Monday from 1- 6 pm and Tuesday 8:30-3:45. Monday’s program concludes with a cocktail reception. Tuesday’s program includes lunch and coffee breaks.
- Turn right at stoplight at Armenta
- Turn left at Camino Corrales
- Turn right at Old Santa Fe Trail
- After approximately a mile, turn left at Camino del Monte Sol
- Turn right on Camino Cruz Blanca
- St. John’s College is on the right after the tennis courts