Events

Friday, April 14

Climate Change and Development Policy

Climate Change and Development Policy 9am

Developing countries, which already face many economic pressures, must now contend with the risks and uncertainties posed by climate change. Their policy...

Griffin Hall, Room 3  
Perspectives from the Most Vulnerable

Perspectives from the Most Vulnerable 9am

Gil Beltran, Undersecretary and Chief Economist, Department of Finance, Republic of the Philippines, has been working on a variety of areas including fiscal...

Griffin Hall, Room 3  
Urban Flooding of Greater Dhaka in a Changing Climate:  Building Local Resilience to Disaster Risk

Urban Flooding of Greater Dhaka in a Changing... 9:45am

Susmita Dasgupta is a Lead Environmental Economist in the Environment and Energy Team of the Development Research Group with a specialization in empirical...

Griffin Hall, Room 3  
Can Communities Be Made More Resilient to Climate Change?   Evidence from Hurricane Phailin in India

Can Communities Be Made More Resilient to... 10:45am

Vijayendra Rao is a Lead Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank. He integrates his training in economics with theories and methods...

Griffin Hall, Room 3  
Climate Change and Agriculture in the Developing World: Technology, Adaptation, and Risk Management

Climate Change and Agriculture in the... 11:30am

Douglas Gollin, Professor of Development Economics at Oxford University, focusses on economic development and growth, with particular interests in...

Griffin Hall, Room 3  
Log Lunch:  "Environmental Justice and Urban Housing:  Lead Poisoning Prevention in Rochester, NY,"

Log Lunch: "Environmental Justice and... 12pm

Katrina Korfmacher, Associate Professor of Environmenal Medicine. Reservations ($4) thru url: https://goo.gl/forms/LCCtB9aMsQwWAUFE3 or dlewis@williams.edu.

The Log  
Can we make mathematical models more predictive? by Professor Markos Katsoulakis, UMass Amherst

Can we make mathematical models more... 1pm

SIAM Seminar Abstract: In this talk we will discuss how to assess the trustworthiness of complex mathematical models, as well as strategies towards...

Bronfman Science Center, 106  
Biology Seminar: The spatial hydra effect: that which does not kill metapopulations makes them stronger

Biology Seminar: The spatial hydra effect: that... 1:10pm

Jeremy Fox, PhD., from the University of Calgary will give his talk "The spatial hydra effect: that which does not kill metapopulations makes them...

Thompson Biology, 112  
Income and Climate Change:  Where Mitigation and Adaptation Collide

Income and Climate Change:  Where Mitigation... 1:45pm

Kelsey Jack is an Assistant Professor of Economics, Tufts University. She received her Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University in 2010, followed by a...

Griffin Hall, Room 3  
Can China Meet Its Paris Clean Energy Commitments?  Preliminary Evidence from an Economic Model

Can China Meet Its Paris Clean Energy... 2:30pm

Ujjayant Chakravorty is Professor of Economics at Tufts University and Fellow at the Toulouse School of Economics and CESifo. He is co-editor of the Journal...

Griffin Hall, Room 3  
Planck's constant, the NIST-4 Watt Balance, and the future of the kilogram

Planck's constant, the NIST-4 Watt Balance, and... 2:30pm

Please join Darine El Haddad of NIST during her joint physics and astronomy colloquium. Light refreshments will immediately follow in Public Common Room.

Thompson Physics, 205  
Computer Science Colloquium

Computer Science Colloquium 2:35pm

Sam Blackshear '10, of Facebook, will give a talk titled, "Moving Fast With Static Program Analysis."

Thompson Chemistry, TCL 202  
Climate Finance: Why the World Bank Does Too Little and What’s Needed to Ensure it does More

Climate Finance: Why the World Bank Does Too... 3:30pm

Nancy Birdsall is a senior fellow and president emeritus of the Center for Global Development, having served as founding president for its first 15 years...

Griffin Hall, Room 3  
Global Climate Action in the Age of Trump

Global Climate Action in the Age of Trump 4:15pm

Michael Gerrard has devoted almost his entire career to environmental advocacy. His passion was born in response to the industrial air and water pollution in...

Griffin Hall, Room 3  
Williams Sigma Xi Spring Lectures

Williams Sigma Xi Spring Lectures 4:15pm

Jay Pasachoff, Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Thursday, April 13, 2017 - "Our Sun - From the Ground and From Space" Abstract: A general orientation...

Thompson Chemistry, Wege Auditorium  
Chamber Orchestra of Williams

Chamber Orchestra of Williams 7pm

Conductor Leonard Bopp ’19 and his fellow undergraduate musicians present Elgar’s Serenade for Strings and Copland’s 13 instrument arrangement of Appalachian...

Chapin Hall  
Good Friday Prayer Service

Good Friday Prayer Service 8pm

Join Williams Catholic, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and the Feast for an ecumenical Christian prayer service to reflect on the passion of Christ and...

Thompson Memorial Chapel  
Spring Planetarium Shows

Spring Planetarium Shows 8pm

Please join us for our free planetarium shows. Reservations are required. Call Michele Rech at 597-2188 or email mcr4@williams.edu.

829 Main Street, Milham Planetarium  
Highlighter Dance Party

Highlighter Dance Party 10pm

Currier NLTCome dance the night away in color with DJ Snuggles! We’ll provide white T-shirts, highlighters, glow sticks etc. in Currier Ballroom. Sponsored...

Currier Ballroom  

Friday, April 14