The Blum Center for Developing Economies and the InFEWS program are hosting a conversation with BIDS Senior Fellow Daniel Kammen, who will talk about the importance of communicating dynamically and effectively about research to a variety of audiences. How can you synthesize and translate your research for lay audiences? How can you begin to think about applied science for global challenges while still in graduate school? How can you become an expert science communicator for interdisciplinary science gatherings, government and civil society groups, and the press? Professor Dan Kammen will answer these and other questions. This event is open to all Berkeley Students.
Dan Kammen is professor and chair of the Energy Resources Group at UC Berkeley, a professor in Goldman School of Public Policy, where he directs the Center for Environmental Policy, and a professor in the department of Nuclear Engineering. He is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL). He is an expert on energy systems and the science and policy behind climate solutions. He has a BA in Physics from Cornell University, and Masters and PhD degrees in Physics from Harvard. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and has served on numerous National Academy of Sciences, Environmental Protection Agency, and Department of Energy committees and advisory panels. Kammen has served as a contributing or coordinating lead author on various reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change since 1999, and shared the IPCC's 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.