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Thu Sep 16, 2010

A Reliable, 100% Renewable US Electricity System


Location: 283 Galvin

Arjun Makhijani Presideny, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research

Dr. Makhijani received his Ph.D. from UC-Berkeley. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a former professor at Harvard, and President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research. He is a winner of the Lehman, Martin, Nuclear-free Future, and Ploughshares

Tue Sep 21, 2010

Reducing Nuclear Weapons Stockpiles: An Insider's Look at US-Russia Negotiations


Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium

Rose Gottemoeller Assistant Secretary of State

Gottemoeller was chief negotiator of the New START treaty to reduce nuclear weapons stockpiles in the U.S. and Russia. She will discuss the terms of the new treaty, its impact on U.S.-Russia relations, and its implications for national and international security.

Sat Sep 25, 2010

Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry


Location: 101 Jordan Hall

John Warner Co-founder, CTO, Chairman of the Board, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry

Warner is the co-founder, chief technology officer and chairman of the board of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry. Warner, who co-authored the seminal book “Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice,” will discuss green chemistry and how it is used to reduce the use and/or generation of hazardous substances in the design phase of materials development. Warner holds more than 100 patents and has worked extensively in the areas of semiconductor design, biodegradable plastics, personal care products and polymeric photoresists.