The New York University Master’s Program in Global Public Health, in collaboration with the NYU Center of Global Affairs, will present a panel discussion Tuesday, January 30th on the timely topic “Global Warming and Human Health: Moving Beyond Rhetoric and Toward Solutions.” The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m., is free and open to the public. It will be held at The Woolworth Building, 15 Barclay Street, Manhattan. It is made possible in part by the generous support of the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation

The panel will address issues of vital concern to the health of our environment and population. Scientific evidence clearly demonstrates that global warming poses a serious threat to climate patterns and the environment. Yet what is the impact of global warming on human health and what are the ethical, public health and policy implications? How can the international community balance domestic health interests with concern for the greater global good? Who should take the lead on moving the international community toward solutions and what are the consequences of failing to move beyond rhetoric and partisan debate? A panel of distinguished scholars and experts in the field of global environmental health will discuss the science and policy underlying the issue, as well as the health implications and the ethical obligations the global community has to mitigate the effects of this looming crisis.

  • Who: Dan Fagin (moderator), associate professor of journalism and associate director of Science and Environmental Reporting Program, NYU; Michelle Bell, assistant professor of environmental health, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Dale Jamieson, professor of environmental studies and philosophy, NYU; Michael Oppenheimer, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School and Department of Geosciences, Princeton University.
  • What: Conversations in Global Public Health Series - “Global Warming and Human Health” panel discussion presented by NYU Master’s Program in Global Public Health in collaboration with the NYU Center of Global Affairs.
  • Where: The Woolworth Building, 15 Barclay Street, Manhattan. [Subway lines: 2,3 to Park Place; 4,5,6, J, M, Z to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall; A,C,E at Chambers St., R,W to City Hall.]
  • When: Tuesday, January 30th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; reception to follow.

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