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Building Resilience in Times of Rapid Change

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - WGBH Headquarters, One Guest Street, Boston, MA


Miles O’Brien, Journalist/Producer
Kara Miller, Host/Co-Producer, Innovation Hub


Welcome and Opening Remarks

Jonathan C. Abbott, President/CEO, WGBH

Panel One: Extreme Weather/Changes In Nature

Kerry Emanuel, Professor of Atmospheric Science, M.I.T.

Stephanie Pfirman, Professor of Environmental Science, Barnard College

Gary Nabhan, Conservation Biologist, University of Arizona

Maya Lin, Artist, Maya Lin Studio

Extreme Weather/Changes In Nature panel discussion

Panel Two: Building Smarter, Greener Cities

Ethan Zuckerman, Director, Center for Civic Media and Principal Research Scientist, Media Lab, M.I.T.

Nancy Kete, Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation

Jason McLennan, Architect, CEO, International Living Future Institute

Denise Fairchild, President/CEO, Emerald Cities

Panel Three: Education & Raising Resilient Children

WGBH regrets that due to technical difficulties, the video for the Panel on Education and Raising Resilient Children is not available.

Asenath Andrews, Principal, Catherine Ferguson Academy, Detroit

Eric Mazur, Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Harvard

David Sengeh, PhD Candidate, M.I.T. Media Lab, and President, Global Minimum Inc. and Innovate Salone, Sierra Leone

Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., Director, Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Panel Four: Building Healthy, Resilient Communities

Sheri Fink, M.D., Journalist and Author, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital *via Skype

Kim Wasserman, Community Organizer, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, Goldman Prize winner

Jon Gruber, Professor of Economics, M.I.T.; architect/consultant, Massachusetts and national Affordable Care health programs

Vicki Arroyo, J.D., Executive Director, Georgetown Climate Center

Thomas W. Malone, Director, M.I.T. Center for Collective Intelligence

John Sterman, Professor, Systems Dynamics, M.I.T.’s Sloan School of Management