This page supports engagement following the summit on governance issues and possible reforms related to climate change resilience the 5th and 6th of June, 2014 in Washington, D.C. The summit was sponsored by the Science and Technology Policy Fellowship program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

James Nachbaur, Elise Lipkowitz, Darshan Karwat, and Irina Feygina, Organizers

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Program of the 2014 summit, including biographies of speakers and moderators

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 Titles and positions as of June 6, 2014


Welcome

James Nachbaur
, AAAS Fellow


Perspectives on Resilience and Change

Introduction by Darshan Karwat, AAAS Fellow

Rear Admiral David Titley
, Director, Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk, Penn State University


Terms & Arenas for Preparedness & Resilience Action Introduction and moderation by Elise Lipkowitz, AAAS Fellow
  • Laura Petes, Senior Policy Advisor, Climate Adaptation and Ecosystems, Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Vivian Thomson, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Department of Politics, University of Virginia


Current Federal Efforts

Introduction and moderation by Elise Lipkowitz, AAAS Fellow
  • Susan Ruffo, Associate Director for Climate Preparedness, White House Council on Environmental Quality
  • Laura Petes, Senior Policy Advisor, Climate Adaptation and Ecosystems, Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Alice Hill, Senior Advisor for Preparedness and Resilience, National Security Council


How Conflicts Inherent in Preparedness & Resilience Are Handled Today

Introduction and moderation by James Nachbaur, AAAS Fellow
  • Marcy Rockman, Climate Change Adaptation Coordinator for Cultural Resources at National Park Service
  • Jalonne White-Newsome, Environmental Justice Federal Policy Analyst, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
  • Megan Susman, Office of Sustainable Communities, U.S. EPA
  • Alice Madden, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental & External Affairs, U.S. DOE
  • Jessica Grannis, Adaptation Program Manager, Georgetown Climate Center


Enabling & Regulating Corporate Actions in Preparedness & Resilience Efforts

Introduction and moderation by David Hunter, Senior Government Representative for Environment, Industry and International Affairs, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Lindene Patton, Chief Climate Product Officer, Zurich Financial Services
  • Jackie Roberts, Chief Sustainability Officer, The Carlyle Group
  • Jeff Hopkins, Vice President for Policy and Analysis, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
  • Michael Gerrard, Director, Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School


Making Water Systems More Resilient 

  • Pilar Thomas (moderator and speaker), Deputy Director, Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, U.S. DOE
  • Jonathan Reeves, Manager, Office of Emergency Management, DC Water
  • Susan Leal, Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President for Water in the Americas, AECOM
  • Lindene Patton, Chief Climate Product Officer, Zurich Financial Services


Closing Comments & Discussion

Introduction by James Nachbaur, AAAS Fellow
  • David Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and Senior Adviser to the President, Oberlin College
  • In conversation with Kate Sheppard, Senior Reporter and Environment and Energy Editor, Huffington Post


Perspectives on Day 1

Introduction by Darshan Karwat, AAAS Fellow

Michael Dorsey, Interim Director, Program on Energy & Environment, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies


Perspectives on Resilience & Change

Introduction by Darshan Karwat, AAAS Fellow

Harriet Tregoning, Director, Office of Economic Resilience, Department of Housing and Urban Development


Lessons from Disasters 

Introduction and moderation by Irina Feygina, AAAS Fellow
  • Barbara Allen, Professor and Co-Director, Department of Science and Technology in Society, Virginia Tech
  • Nate Kleinman, Steering Committee, Cumberland County Long-Term Recovery Group, New Jersey
  • Daniel Wallach, Executive Director and Founder, Greensburg GreenTown


Benefits & Perils of “Disaster Thinking” & Discussion with Disaster Speakers
Introduction and moderation by Irina Feygina, AAAS Fellow
  • Sabrina McCormick, Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health, George Washington University
  • Rear Admiral David Titley, Director, Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk, Penn State University
  • Jonathan Reeves, Manager, Office of Emergency Management, DC Water

Bringing back for discussion:
  • Barbara Allen, Professor and Co-Director, Department of Science and Technology in Society, Virginia Tech
  • Nate Kleinman, Steering Committee, Cumberland County Long-Term Recovery Group, New Jersey
  • Daniel Wallach, Executive Director and Founder, Greensburg GreenTown


Should the Rules Be Changed?

Introduction and moderation by Darshan Karwat, AAAS Fellow
  • Jessica Grannis, Adaptation Program Manager, Georgetown Climate Center
  • Victor Flatt, Director, Center for Law, Environment, Adaptation, and Resources, University of North Carolina School of Law 
  • Michael Dorsey, Interim Director, Program on Energy & Environment, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies


Synthesis & Key Insights

Discussion led by Elise Lipkowitz, Irina Feygina, Darshan Karwat, and James Nachbaur, AAAS Fellows


Closing Comments & Discussion

Introduction by Darshan Karwat, AAAS Fellow

Gar Alperovitz, Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy, University of Marylan