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  • Past Events

    Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Frontiers in Agricultural Sustainability: Studying the Protein Supply Chain to Improve Dietary Quality

    Keynote Speaker: Barbara Burlingame, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Speakers: David Berry (Flagship Ventures), Jessica Fanzo (Columbia University), Gabor Forgacs (University of Missouri-Columbia), Dennis Miller (Cornell University), Prabhu Pingali (Cornell University), Mark Post (Maastricht University), Charles Schasteen (DuPont Nutrition & Health), Jean Steiner (United States Department of Agriculture), Josip Simunovic (North Carolina State University), Anna Thalacker-Mercer (Cornell University), Irvin Widders (Michigan State University), Guoyao Wu (Texas A&M University)

    Studying the protein supply chain to improve dietary quality.

    Thursday, March 21, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    The Limits of the Planet: A Debate

    Moderator: David Biello (Scientific American)
    Speakers: Erle C. Ellis (University of Maryland), Bob Howarth (Cornell University ), Victor Galaz (Stockholm University), Diana Liverman (University of Arizona ), Linus Blomqvist (The Breakthrough Institute)
    Organizers: Robert Lalasz (The Nature Conservancy), Michel Wahome (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    Leading scientific figures debate whether the best path to sustainability is by stressing limits or innovation.

    Thursday, February 28, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    From Where Will The Water of the Future Come?

    Panelists: Adam Freed (Nature Conservancy), Brooke Barton (Ceres), Peter Gleick (Pacific Institute), Upmanu Lall (Columbia University), Brian Richter (The Nature Conservancy)
    Moderator: Fred Pearce
    Organizers: Robert Lalasz (The Nature Conservancy), Michel Wahome (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    Experts on water and climate, cities, food security, the role of corporations, and ecosystems discuss the most promising ways to address water security.

    Thursday, January 24, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Adapting Cities to Climate Change in a Post-Sandy World

    Panelists: Klaus Jacob (Columbia University), Radley Horton (Columbia University), Nicole Maher (The Nature Conservancy), Rob McDonald (The Nature Conservancy), James S. Russell (Bloomberg News),
    Moderator: Andy Revkin (The New York Times)
    Organizers: Robert Lalasz (The Nature Conservancy), Michel Wahome (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    The effects of climate change have the potential to dramatically alter urban life in ways we are yet to consider. How do we go about making plans for these outcomes.

  • Publications 

    eBriefing

    Frontiers in Agricultural Sustainability: Studying the Protein Supply Chain to Improve Dietary Quality

    Keynote Speaker: Barbara Burlingame (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

    This eBriefing looks at how to improve the protein supply chain, especially through programs designed to increase access to a high-quality diet for malnourished populations.

    eBriefing

    Sloth: Is Your City Making You Fat?

    Moderator: Tom Vanderbilt (Author)
    Panelists: Mariela Alfonzo (Polytechnic Institute at New York University), Kaid Benfield (Natural Resources Defense Council), and Hunter Reed (FAST NYC)

    As part of the Academy's Science and the Seven Deadly Sins series, a panel discussed urban design in NYC and explored how the built environment affects public health.

    eBriefing

    The Science of Local Food

    Moderator: Robert LaValva (New Amsterdam Market)
    Panelists: Brian Halweil (Edible East End), Peter Hoffman (Back Forty & Back Forty West), and Jennifer G. Phillips (Bard Center for Environmental Policy)

    Local food systems have been offered as a panacea for much of what ails us, promising benefits from improved nutrition to better environmental stewardship. A panel of experts from across the local food community discussed the science and the culture of local food at South Street Seaport.

    eBriefing

    The Implications of a Data-driven Built Environment

    Keynote Speaker: Didier Stevens (Toyota Motor Europe)

    Data about energy consumption in buildings can revolutionize energy use and, if analyzed effectively, has the potential to transform buildings' market value. This eBriefing examines 'big data' in the real estate industry and focuses on new systems for energy management.

  • Podcasts

    Podcast
    June 18, 2010

    The Secret Lives of Bees

    New York City is home to more than 200 species of bees, and only one makes honey. Learn about them all from the experts, and hear about the Great Pollinator Project.

    Download (12 MB, 00:18:50)
    Podcast
    March 26, 2010

    Go Green Ideas

    We visit the Go Green Expo and look at five interesting ways for city slickers to be eco-friendly.

    Download (13 MB, 00:20:14)
    Podcast
    December 4, 2009

    Climate Change in the City

    According to the New York City Panel on Climate Change, global warming could have a big impact on the five boroughs. Three experts discuss the Panel's recent findings, and tell us what weather and policy changes to expect.

    Download (10 MB, 00:15:44)
    Podcast
    November 6, 2009

    Antioxidant Science

    Foods high in antioxidants are believed to fight oxidative stress. But what is oxidative stress? Two scientists from a recent NYAS conference break it down and discuss whether antioxidants have superpowers.

    Download (12 MB, 00:18:39)
  • Webinar Archives

    Webinar Archive
    January 5, 2010

    Envisioning a Low-Carbon Clean Energy Economy in New York

    New York Governor David Paterson has set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the state by 80% by the year 2050. Stakeholders met at the Academy to discuss strategies for reaching this goal.

    Webinar Archive
    April 22, 2009

    Zero Net Energy Buildings: Reality or Fiction?: Recommendations from the WBCSD Report

    Green architects and engineers are working to balance energy consumption and generation at the level of individual buildings. But how do we define "zero" energy, and how can we reach this goal?

  • Translational Medicine Initiative

    Macy FoundationThe Translational Medicine Initiative represents a three-year partnership between the New York Academy of Sciences and the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation to support the translation of basic science research into clinical applications.

    Learn more at www.nyas.org/TransMed.