2018 Annual Public Lecture Series Bios

2018 Annual Public Lecture Series | 2018 Annual Public Lecture Series Bios

Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence: Bringing Science to the Conversation


Lesley-Ann Dupigny
Dr. Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography at the University of Vermont. She is a climatologist who uses a variety of mixed methods from statistics and historical content analysis to remotely sensed data, to explore the influence of atmospheric processes on fluvial processes and vegetated landscapes. Her work spans a number of climate hazards and severe weather, with a special focus on flooding and droughts. As the State Climatologist for Vermont, she engages directly with community groups, K-12 schools, State legislators, Federal and State agencies, and national climate organizations. Read more.
 

Amir Jina

Amir Jina is an Assistant Professor at University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy, researching how economic and social development is shaped by the environment. He uses applied economic techniques, climate science, and remote sensing to understand the impacts of climate in both rich and poor countries, and has conducted fieldwork in India, Bangladesh, Kenya, and Uganda. Amir is a founding member of the Climate Impact Lab, an interdisciplinary collaboration estimating the Social Cost of Carbon with state-of-the-art empirical methods. Prior to University of Chicago, Amir was a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley where he worked the Risky Business initiative. Read more.
 

Jean Yves Chainon

Jean Yves Chainon is head Producer and Director of AR, VR and 360 Videos at the Global Editors Network, photographer and filmmaker, Chainon’s work has been featured in publications such as the Washington Post, AJ+ and The New York Times, where he also worked as a VR/360 producer. He is the founder and CEO of JYC, a development and production studio dedicated to augmented and virtual reality for media and brands. Since 2015, Chainon has been producing 360 video documentaries, virtual reality and augmented reality content in North America, Europe and South America. He has also been leading training workshops with international news organizations about VR, AR, 360 video and immersive journalism. Read more.

Amy Snover
Amy Snover connects science and decision making to tackle today’s pressing environmental challenges. She serves as Assistant Dean for Applied Research in the University of Washington’s College of the Environment, Director of the UW Climate Impacts Group and the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center, and Affiliate Associate Professor in the UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. Dr. Snover works with a broad range of decision makers to develop science-based climate risk management strategies, identify research priorities and build capacity for improving climate resilience. Read more. 
 

Richard Ross

Richard H. Moss is Senior Visiting Research Scientist at Columbia University’s Earth Institute where he is on leave from appointments at the University of Maryland and the Joint Global Change Research Institute. Richard’s research focuses on (1) vulnerability assessment and adaptation to global change; (2) uncertainty characterization and communication; and (3) scenarios for global change research and assessment. His current research includes development of a multi-sector/scale modeling framework to study the potential for complex system impacts cascades. Richard served as Director of the US Global Change Research Program (spanning the Clinton and G.W. Bush Administrations), Head of technical support for Working Group II of IPCC, and director of climate/energy at the UN Foundation and World Wildlife Fund. Read more. 

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