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Our Energy Future

Food and Fuel for the 21st Century and the Center for Energy Research, two Organized Research Units at UC San Diego, are kicking off the campus-wide Advanced Energy Initiative with a Public Lecture Series called Our Energy Future. Over the course of four Thursday evenings in October, academic experts from UCSD will present TED-style talks on topics such as energy production and use, climate change, the social and economic issues of energy, and how energy relates to food and water. Catered receptions will follow each night of presentations to provide valuable networking opportunities for faculty, students, and the San Diego community. These lectures will be filmed and serve as the introductory lectures of a Massive Open Online Course scheduled to launch in early 2014. Register for each night below.

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10.03.13

Energy Production and Options for a Sustainable Future

Stephen Mayfield

Director of the California Center for Algae Biotechnology

Mark Thiemens

Dean of the Division of Physical Sciences

Susan Golden

Director of the Center for Chronobiology


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10.10.13

The Impact of Energy on Climate Change

Richard Somerville

Professor Emeritus at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Veerabhadran Ramanathan

Director of the Center for Atmospheric Sciences

David Victor

Director of the Lab on International Law and Regulation


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10.17.13

Economic and Social Issues of Energy

Josh Graff-Zivin

Director of Int'l Environmental and Health Studies

Gordon McCord

Assistant Professor at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies

Mark Jacobsen

Associate Professor of Economics


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10.24.13

Energy, Water, and Food Security

Steven Briggs

Distinguished Professor of Biology

Dan Cayan

Climate Atmospheric Researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Jennifer Burney

Assistant Professor at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies


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