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
Spring 2015, detailed itinerary TBA
NYC campus – Wednesday, March 25th
NYC campus – Monday, March 30th
PLV / Law campus – Monday, April 27th
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