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Upcoming Events

Pathways to Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities, Meeting 1
February 12-13, 2015
Washington, DC 

View a list of Sustainability-related meetings at The National Academies 

Past Events:

Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability
December 10-11, 2014
Washington, DC

Homelessness and Urban Sustainability: Implications of Changes to the US Health System on a Vulnerable Population

November 12, 2014
Washington, DC

Considerations for the Future of Animal Science Research

September 8-9, 2014
Washington, DC

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Roundtable Members

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

Lynn Scarlett (Co-Chair), Managing Director for Public Policy, The Nature Conservancy

Wayne S. Balta, Vice President, Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety, IBM Corporation

Ann Bartuska, Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture*

Steve Bergman
, Principal Regional Geologist, Shell International Exploration & Production Company

Stephen R. Carpenter (NAS), Stephen Alfred Forbes Professor of Zoology, Center for Limnology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Paulo Ferrão, Professor, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Technical University of Lisbon

Marco Ferroni, Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

Marilu Hastings, Sustainability Program Director, Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation

Neil C. Hawkins, Corporate Vice President, Global EH&S and Sustainability, The Dow Chemical Company 

Lek Kadeli, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency*

Michael Kavanaugh (NAE), Senior Principal, Geosyntec Consultants

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

Mehmood Khan, Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Global Research and Development, PepsiCo Inc. 

´╗┐´╗┐Suzette Kimball, Acting Director, U.S. Geological Survey*

Steven E. Koonin, Director, Center for Urban Science and Progress, New York University 
Francis O'Sullivan, Director, MIT Energy Initiative, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Prabhu Pingali (NAS), Director, Tata-Cornell Initiative in Agriculture and Nutrition, Cornell University

Paul Sandifer, Chief Science Advisor, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce*

B.L. Turner II (NAS), Gilbert F. White Professor of Environment and Society, School of Geographical Sciences, Arizona State University

Michael Webber, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas

Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability, Biographical Information


Richard Bissell, Executive Director, Policy and Global Affairs Division

Jennifer Saunders
, Senior Program Officer

Emi Kameyama, Program Associate

*Denotes ex-officio member