95th ESA Annual Meeting (August 1 -- 6, 2010)

ESA Plenary 3: Recent Advances Lecture: Energy, the Environment, and the Millennium Assessment of Human Behavior

Wednesday, August 4, 2010: 12:15 PM-1:15 PM
Blrm BC, David L Lawrence Convention Center

Group Name: Keynote Speaker: John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the Office of Science and Technology in the Executive Office of the President of the United States. Prior to joining the Obama Administration, he was the Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy and Director of the Program on Science, Technology, and Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government, and Professor of Environmental Science and Policy in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, at Harvard University. Concurrently, from 2005, he served as Director of the Woods Hole Research Center and, from 2002, as co-chair of the independent, bipartisan National Commission on Energy Policy. Dr. Holdren holds degrees in aerospace engineering and theoretical plasma physics from MIT and Stanford and is the author of some 350 publications on global environmental change, energy technology and policy, nuclear arms control and nonproliferation, and science and technology policy. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Council on Foreign relations, as well as a foreign member of the Royal Society of London. He is also a former President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; former Chairman of the Federation of American Scientists; and one of the first recipients, in 1981, of a MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship. In 1995 he gave the Nobel Peace Prize acceptance lecture on behalf of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, an international arms-control and scientific cooperation organization in which he held leadership positions from 1982 to 1997. From 1994 to 2001, Dr. Holdren served as a member of President Clinton's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST); from 1994 through 2004 he chaired the Committee on International Security and Arms Control of the National Academy of Sciences; and from 1991 to 2005 he was a member of the Board of Directors of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. At the beginning of his career he held positions at the Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the Environmental Quality Laboratory and Division of Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology, and from 1973 until 1996 he was the founding core faculty member and co-director of the campus-wide, interdisciplinary, graduate-degree-granting Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley.

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