Lectures and Special Events
Questions for a Resilient Future
October 14, 2014
The Center for Humans and Nature, the Hastings Center, and the American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, invite you to a fascinating evening of dialogue tackling big questions that challenge humanity today—and that could change our future. This year, distinguished scholars and guests will explore two fundamental questions: "How far should we go to bring back lost species?" and "Mind and morality: where do they meet?” Don’t miss the closing discussion moderated by Krista Tippett, host of the enlightening radio show On Being.
For more information on the program, please visit: http://www.humansandnature.org/questions-for-a-resilient-future-events-24.php
More in this Series:
November 6, 2014
In this talk scientists describe an innovative design for a space-based observatory consisting of a telescope plus “starshade,” to separate the faint specks of planet light from the glare of their parent stars, and begin probing mysteries related to their chemistry, structure, and potential for harboring life.
Glacial Earthquakes: Using Seismic and GPS Observations to Map Changes in Glaciers and Ice Sheets Worldwide
November 12, 2014
Join Dr. Meredith Nettles, Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University, as she discusses the discovery of these peculiar earthquakes, and shows how combining earthquake data with GPS measurements from glaciers allows us to learn how the glaciers and ice sheets may be affected by changing environmental conditions.