The Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development Speaker Series features talks by distinguished scholars and policymakers. The goal of the series is to foster discussion about successes and challenges in the field of poverty alleviation and development.
On April 16, Solomon Hsiang, the Chancellor's Associate Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Center's Noosheen Hashemi Visiting Scholar, will lead a discussion on data for adaption to climate change, moderated by Marshall Burke. This event is co-sponsored by the Stanford Center on Food Security and the Environment.
A reception will be held from 4:30 - 5:00 pm. The main event begins at 5:00 pm.
About the speaker:
Solomon Hsiang combines data with mathematical models to understand how society and the environment influence one another. In particular, he focuses on how policy can encourage economic development while managing the global climate. His research has been published in Nature, Science, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Hsiang earned a BS in Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science and a BS in Urban Studies and Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he received a PhD in Sustainable Development from Columbia University. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Applied Econometrics at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at Princeton University. Hsiang is currently the Chancellor's Associate Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley and a Research Associate at the NBER.