Visiting Fellows Program
Pace Academy brings prominent environmental thinkers and leaders to the university for a week-long residential program of classes, seminars, workshops, lectures, and informal discussions across all three campuses. Visiting fellows will fully participate in the intellectual life of the Pace Academy and the University. Program integration has spanned environmental studies, management, marketing, public administration, English, biology, and law.
During their time at Pace they will:
- give at least one public talk on their research and lead a seminar session in their specialty with interested faculty members and students;
- make a small number of guest presentations on their research to Pace University classes;
- pursue their own research, including directing on-going research activity; and
- prepare research proposals and manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015
Oppenheimer joined the Princeton faculty after more than two decades with The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), a non-governmental, environmental organization, where he served as chief scientist and manager of the Climate and Air Program. He continues to serve as a science advisor to EDF.
Oppenheimer is a Coordinating Lead Author and long-time participant in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Most recently the IPCC group released their Fifth Assessment Report, “Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability.”
Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability
IPCC Fifth Assessment
Current Fellow Schedule
NYC campus – Wednesday, March 25th
- 10:35am – 11:50pm: Guest lecture in Dr. David Caputo’s “Presidential Leadership” undergraduate class.
- 12:10pm – 1:10pm: Biology Department seminar with faculty and students. Climate science/modeling and its policy applications.
- 6:30pm – 7:30pm: Guest lecture in Prof. Chris Williams’ environmental science undergraduate class.
NYC campus – Monday, March 30th
- 1:30pm - 2:45pm: Guest lecture to a combined undergraduate class: Dr. Robert Chapman’s “Globalization, Trade, and the Environment,” and Dr. David Caputo’s “American Government”
5:00pm - 6:30pm: On Climate Science and Coverage - What Three Decades Have Taught Us
Lecture Hall North, 1 Pace Plaza, NY, NY (free and open to the public)
Join us on Monday, March 30th for a climate-insider double headliner: “On Climate Science and Coverage – What three decades have taught us.” Michael Oppenheimer, a veteran climate scientist, and Andrew Revkin, a longtime climate journalist, take questions from each other and the audience, exploring their learning curves, frustrations and hopes as each confronts his fourth decade working on this epic issue. Co-Sponsored by: Pace University Academy for Applied Environmental Studies; Pace University Dyson College Department of Environmental Studies and Science; Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Details.
Monday, April 27th
- 9:30am – 10:35am: Guest lecture to a combined undergraduate class: Prof. Angelo Spillo’s “Act Locally” and Prof. Ghassan Karam’s “Basic Environmental Issues
- 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Biology Department seminar with faculty and students. Climate science/modeling and its policy applications.
Law School Campus
- 1:30pm - 2:00pm and 2:00pm – 3:00pm: Meetings with Environmental Law Faculty
- 3:00pm - 4:30pm: Advanced Land Use class with Prof. Jessica Bacher and meeting with Land Use Law Center faculty, staff, and students.
- 4:30pm-5:30pm: Meeting with Pace Environmental Law Review students
When Will Climate Change Become Dangerous?
On November 20, 2014, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and Pace Energy and Climate Center hosted Dr. Michael Oppenheimer (Princeton University) to discuss "The IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report: When Will Climate Change Become Dangerous?" Dr. Oppenheimer is one of the main authors of the report. He gave Pace students and faculty great insight into current climate science and models. View the video and slides.
Past Pace Academy Fellows
Former Representative of New York; Public Servant
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Mr. Boehlert's week in residence has been cancelled.
Glenn Prickett is Chief External Affairs Officer at The Nature Conservancy, the leading organization working around the world to protect lands and waters for people and nature. Glenn is a member of the Conservancy’s executive team and oversees international and U.S. government relations, corporate practices and sustainability efforts, and relationships with leading international institutions and non-governmental organizations.
Glenn joined The Nature Conservancy in January 2010 after two decades working on international environment and development policy.
Janisse Ray, author, naturalist and activist to Visit Pace November 1-5, 2010
Janisse Ray has published widely on the subject of the environment, community, and sustainable economics. She is author of three books of literary nonfiction and is an essayist, a poet (A House of Branches), and a fiction writer. Ms. Ray also is a naturalist, a political activist, a community organizer, and a lecturer. Her first book, Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, is a memoir about growing up in a junkyard in the ruined longleaf pine ecosystem of the Southeast. A plea to protect and restore the critically endangered pine flatwoods of the South, the book also looks at family, mental illness, poverty, and fundamentalist religion. Ecology was a New York Times Notable Book and was chosen as the “Book All Georgians Should Read.” Ray’s second book, Wild Card Quilt: Taking a Chance on Home, is about rural community. Her third, Pinhook: Finding Wholeness in a Fragmented Land, is the story of a 750,000-acre wildland corridor between south Georgia and north Florida. She is also on the faculty of Chatham University’s low-residency MFA program.
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Altar Call for True Believers: Are we being change, or are we just talking about change?
by Janisse Ray (Orion September/October 2007)
Press Release: Environmental Fellows Roundtable (PLV)
Where Activism Meets Technological Innovation: The Challenge of Environmental Problem Solving