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Upcoming Events

Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability
January 30, Washington, DC

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Sustainability-related meetings at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Recent Events

The Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS)
October 26, Washington, DC

The Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS)

June 13, 2017, Washington, DC

Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability

June 12, 2017, Washington, DC

Sustainability at the National Academies

May 31, 2017, Washington, DC

Meeting 4: Housing, Health, and Homelessness: Evaluating the Evidence

January 26-27, 2017, Washington, DC

Roundtable Members

David Dzombak (Co-Chair) (NAE), Hamerschlag University Professor and Department Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Suzette Kimball (Co-Chair), Senior Advisor, U.S. Geological Survey*

Steve Bergman, Principal Regional Geologist, Shell International Exploration & Production Company (ret.)

William Colglazier, Visiting Scientist and Senior Scholar, American Association for the Advancement of Science

France Córdova, Director, National Science Foundation*

Ana Diez Roux (NAM), Dean and Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health

Paulo Ferrão
, President, Board of Directors of Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia; Professor, Instituto Superior Tecnico, University of Lisbon

Barry Gold, Environmental Program Director, Walton Family Foundation

Marilu Hastings, Vice President, Sustainability Program, Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation

Jack Kaye, Associate Director, Research of the Earth Science Division, National Aeronautics and Space Administration* 

Steven E. Koonin (NAS), Director, Center for Urban Science and Progress, New York University 

Francis O'Sullivan, Director of Research, MIT Energy Initiative and Senior lecturer, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Prabhu Pingali (NAS), Director, Tata-Cornell Initiative in Agriculture and Nutrition, Cornell University

Lynn Scarlett, Managing Director for Public Policy, The Nature Conservancy

Donald Scavia
, Graham Family Professor of Sustainability and Director of the Graham Sustainability Institute, University of Michigan

Cyrus Wadia, Vice President, Sustainable Business and Innovation, Nike, Inc.

Michael Webber, Deputy Director of the Energy Institute, Josey  Centennial Fellow in Energy Resources, and Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability, Biographical Information


Vaughan Turekian, Senior Board Director

Michael Dorsey
, Senior Program Officer

Emi Kameyama, Associate Program Officer

Nicole Lehmer, Senior Program Assistant

*Denotes ex-officio member