Symposium on Managing Systemic Risk in Energy, Environment, and Infrastructure Schedule

May 26, 2016
Kellogg Center, Columbia University, New York City
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7:30 am – 8:30 am Registration Check-in and Light Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Venkat Venkatasubramanian
Co-Director, CMSR, Columbia

Steven Cohen
Executive Director, Earth Institute, Columbia
Professor, Practice of Public Affairs, SIPA, Columbia

9:00 am – 10:15 am
(Three 25 min talks)
Bob Litterman (Chairman of Risk Committee, Kepos Capital): A Pragmatic Approach to Climate Change
Michael Ferguson (Director - US Energy Infrastructure, Standard & Poor’s): Understanding the Costs of Carbon Reduction
Neil Hawkins (Corporate Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, Dow Chemical): 
Turning Global Systemic Risks into Business Opportunities: One Company’s Experience
10:15 am - 10:30 am  Break
10:30 am - 11:20 am 
(Two 25 min talks)
Daniel Bienstock (Professor of IEOR, Columbia): Modeling and Understanding the Impact of Cascading Failures of Electrical Grids
Michael Oppenheimer (Professor of Geosciences, Princeton): 
Sea Level Rise, Coastal Storms, and the Risk to infrastructure
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Abad, Bienstock, Ferguson, Hawkins, Litterman, Oppenheimer
Moderators: Ning Lin (Princeton) and Paul Glasserman (Columbia)
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Catered Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
(Three 25 min talks)
Stathis Tompaidis (Professor, University of Texas at Austin): Modeling Outages of Electricity Generators
Robert Freudenberg (Director, Energy and Environment, Regional Plan Association): Regional Planning in an Age of Increasing Complexity, Interdependence and Extreme Risk
Paul Larcey (Cambridge Infrastructure, Finance, Risk & Resilience Group): The Cost of Resilience in Urban Landscapes
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm – 4:20 pm
(Two 25 min talks)
Guy Nordenson (Professor of Architecture, Princeton): Structures of Coastal Resilience
Jason Bordoff (Professor and Director of Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia): Managing Supply Risk in the Global Oil and Gas Market
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Bordoff, Dembo, Freudenberg, Larcey, Nordenson, Tompaidis, Tuveson
Moderators: Miguel Centeno (Princeton) and Garud Iyengar (Columbia)
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Wine and Cheese Reception

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