ClimateClimate Change Demands We Change. Why Aren't We?

Thursday and Friday, April 24–25, 2014

The 31st Social Research Conference
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There is no issue more urgent than climate change, yet governments, corporations, and the public are reluctant to change. This conference examines the psychological factors, money and politics, and infrastructures that impede institutional change and the difficult choices that must be made to foster urban resilience in the face of climate change.

Frances Beinecke, President of the Natural Resources Defense Council, will deliver the keynote address, "How to Unleash Climate Action: Values, Politics, and the Inevitability of the Clean Energy Future", on Thursday, April 24, at 6:00 p.m.

Other speakers include Robert Inglis, Former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Founder of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative; Guy Nordenson, Structural Engineer, New York, Professor of Architecture and Engineering at Princeton University, advisor on MoMA's Rising Currents show; Michael Oppenheimer, Professor of Geosciences at Princeton University; and Elke Weber, Professor of International Business and Earth Institute Professor.

If you're unable to attend the event, we are livestreaming all sessions online. Join the conversation, live!

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