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Globe Oct 2010

Geoengineering: Contemplating the Issues and the Need for Research

AGENDA


Tuesday, October 12, 2010   

Location:   
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20001 

6:00-6:30 PM    Cocktails – Thornton Room AB

6:30-8:00 PM    Dinner – Thornton Room AB

Moderator:  Lydia Thomas, President and CEO (Ret.), Noblis; GUIRR Co-Chair
       
CONGRESSIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON RESEARCH AND GOVERNANCE PRIORITIES
The Honorable Bart Gordon, Member, U.S. House of Representatives and Chairman, House Committee on Science and Technology    

Wednesday, October 13, 2010   

Location:    

The National Academies – The Keck Center
500 5th Street, Washington, DC 20001

7:30-8:00 AM    Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:15 AM   

Welcome Remarks

C.D. (Dan) Mote, Jr., President, University of Maryland at College Park, GUIRR Co-Chair     

8:15-8:40 AM   

WHAT IS GEOENGINEERING?  A SURVEY OF THE PROPOSED OPTIONS
Ken Caldeira, Senior Scientist, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institute for Science       
       
8:40-8:50 AM    Discussion       

8:50-9:15 AM 
  
ASSESSING THE IMPLICATIONS OF LARGE-SCALE CLIMATE INTERVENTION
Alan Robock, Professor II, Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University

9:15-9:25 AM    Discussion

9:25-9:50 AM   

HACKING THE EARTH WITHOUT VOIDING THE WARRANTY: THE DILEMMA OF GEOENGINEERING
Jamais Cascio, Research Fellow, Institute for the Future

9:50-10:00 AM    Discussion

10:00-10:20 AM    Break

10:20-10:45 AM   

GEOENGINEERING AND CLIMATE POLICY: RISK, KNOWLEDGE, AND INERTIA
Samuel Thernstrom, Senior Policy Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center and Senior Climate Policy Advisor, Clean Air Task Force

10:45-10:55 AM     Discussion   

10:55-11:20 AM   

COUPLING RESEARCH TO CLIMATE STRATEGY
Jane Long, Principal Associate Director at Large, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

11:20-11:30 AM    Discussion

11:30-11:55 AM   

GOVERNANCE AND MULTI-AGENCY SCIENCE ISSUES
Frank Rusco, Director of Natural Resources and Environment, Government Accountability Office (GAO)

11:55 AM -     Discussion
     12:05 PM   

12:05-1:20 PM    Lunch

Introduction: Lydia Thomas, President and CEO (Ret.), Noblis; GUIRR Co-Chair

HOW COLLABORATION CAN IMPROVE RISK ASSESSMENT FOR COMPLEX OR CONTROVERSIAL PROBLEMS
Denise Caruso, Senior Research Scholar, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
           
1:20-1:40 PM    Open Discussion: What might GUIRR do to encourage critical thinking and collaborative research efforts?

1:40-2:10 PM   

OVERVIEW OF STAR METRICS PROJECT
Julia Lane, Program Director, Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP), National Science Foundation
       
2:10-2:50 PM    Updates and Discussion on Current GUIRR Projects

Moderator:  Lydia Thomas, President and CEO (Ret.), Noblis; GUIRR Co-Chair


2:50-3:00 PM    Proposal of New Topics or Projects for GUIRR

3:00 PM              Adjourn