Science Lecture Series Fall 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 — 8:30 pm

Science Lecture Series Fall 2012 

(From left): Peter Keleman, PhD and Michael Cembalest

Peak Earth: Population, Climate and Energy in the 21st Century – A Conversation

Peter B. Kelemen, PhD
Arthur D. Storke Memorial Professor of Geochemistry, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University

Michael Cembalest
Chairman of Market and Investment Strategy, JP Morgan Asset Management, and member of Lamont-Doherty Advisory Board

They will discuss the world’s growing population and demands for energy, which is altering the natural environment.

This lecture is supported by Sara and Don Nelson and the Marjorie Sims Lawrence Fund.

Reservations are strongly recommended; call 203-413-6757 or email with the event date, title, your name(s) and number attending. Lecture is free to Museum members and $5 for non-members at the door.

Peter Kelemen combines geochemical and geophysical techniques to study Earth processes. He has worked on the transport of lava in the Earth’s upper mantle and lower crust (with applications to the genesis and evolution of oceanic and continental crust), new mechanisms for earthquake initiation, and most recently the geologic capture and storage of CO2. He teaches the popular course “Earth Resources for Sustainable Development” at Columbia University.

Kelemen was a founding partner of Dihedral Exploration (1980-1992), consultants specializing in mineral exploration of copper, gold, and platinum in Canada, Alaska and Greenland. Research and climbing have taken him to Peru, India, Oman, the Aleutian Islands, 7,500 meters above sea level in Pakistan, and 5,500 meters below sea level via submersibles along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the Mineralogical Society of America, and received the AGU Bowen Award in 2004. He received his B.A. from Dartmouth College, and both his M.S. and PhD from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Michael Cembalest is global head of investment strategy for J.P. Morgan′s Asset Management business. In that role, he leads Asset Management′s analyses of global markets for $1.8 trillion of client assets worldwide. In addition, as Chief Investment Officer for global private banking at J.P. Morgan, Cembalest is responsible for the day-to-day strategic and tactical asset allocation for $700 billion in client assets.  He earned an M.A. from the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs and a B.A. from Tufts University.


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