BYRNE SEMINARS

FALL 2009

SPRING 2010

Title: "Our Threatened Planet:
Ecology in Film"
Instructor: Fatima Naqvi
Department: Germanic, Russian and East European Languages and Literatures

Title: "Surprise, Nature and Genius: Reading Emerson and Thoreau"
Instructor: Kathleen Hull
Department: Director of Byrne Seminars

Title: "Microfinance and Global Poverty"
Instructor: Douglas Blair
Department: Economics; Political Science

Title: "What Do Corporations Owe Society?"
Instructor: Mark Aakhus
Department: Communications

Title: "U.S. Banks in Crisis: Lessons from the Past, Questions for the Future"
Instructor: Joseph P. Hughes
Department: Economics

Title: "Atmospheric Brown Clouds: The ABCs of Global Air Pollution"
Instructor: Monica A. Mazurek
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Title: "The Ecology of the Jersey Shore"
Instructor: Julie Lockwood
Department: Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources

Title: "The Environment and YOUR Health: Global Health Issues in the 21st Century"
Instructor: Mark Gregory Robson
Department: Agricultural and Urban Programs

Title: "What Does Biology Have to Do with Global Warming?"
Instructor: Lily Young
Department: Environmental Sciences

Title: "Blue Gold: Water Issues in a Water-Deprived World"
Instructor: Terry R. McGuire
Department: Genetics

Title: "“Should I Sell My Shore House?”: Global Warming and Sea-Level Rise"
Instructor: Ken Miller
Department: Geological Sciences

Title: "Hunger, Biofuels, and Politics"
Instructor: Daniel J. Hoffman
Department: Nutritional Sciences

Title: "Conversations about American Foreign Policy"
Instructor: Roy Licklider            
Department: Political Science

Title: "Food Fright: How Will 9 Billion People Be Fed?"
Instructor: Robert M. Goodman    
Department: Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources

Title: Modern Plagues
Instructor: Phil Furmanski
Department: Cell Biology & Neuroscience

Title:  Human Displacement
Instructor: Joanna Regulska
Department: Women’s and Gender Studies, and Geography

 

Title: "Who was Adam Smith, and
Why Should We Care?"
Instructor: Paul McLean        
Department: Sociology

Title: "So You Want to Change the World, Now What?"
Instructor: Maurice Elias
Department: Civic Engagement and Service Education Partnerships Program; Psychology

Title: "Double Exposure: Global Environmental Change in an Era of Globalization"
Instructor: Robin Leichenko
Department: Geography

Title: "Is This Any Way to Spend Tax $? Policy Mechanisms and Public Policy Outcomes"
Instructor: Edmund M. Tavernier
Department: Agricultural Food and Resource Economics

Title: "High-Tech Sustainability: Food for Thought"
Instructor: A. J. Both
Department: Plant Biology and Pathology

Title: "The Future is Solar: Harnessing Sunlight to Meet Worldwide Energy Demands"
Instructor: Robert A. Niederman
Department: Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Title: "Sea Monsters, Robots, and Oceans in Crisis"
Instructor: Oscar Schofield
Department: Marine Science

Title: "From Polar Bears to Palm Trees: NJ’s Changing Climate"
Instructor: David A. Robinson
Department: Geography

Title: "The Business of Doing Good: Combining Entrepreneurial Spirit with Social Activism"
Instructor: Matt K. Matsuda
Department: History

Title: "Apocalypse Now? Religious Movements and the End of Time"
Instructor: Emma Wasserman
Department: Religion

Title: "Food Fright: How Will 9 Billion People Be Fed?"
Instructor: Robert M. Goodman
Department: Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources

Title:
"Weather Gone Wild: Will Climate Change Cause More Extreme Weather?"
Instructor: Anthony J. Broccoli    
Department: Environmental Sciences

 

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