AlumNites Returns to UMAA Event Schedule
The popular alumni education program AlumNites returns to the slate of University of Miami Alumni Association programming on April 27, 2006. AlumNites is a complementary educational program designed to offer lifelong learning opportunities to alumni and the University of Miami community and providing an opportunity to come back to campus and hear from experts in various fields of study.
The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Alumni Association is co-sponsoring the upcoming AlumNites event, which will be held at the Rosenstiel Campus on Virginia Key.
Challenges to Using Science for Societal Benefit: The Case of El Nino and Peruvian Fisheries
Using a case study, this lecture will address the scientific and societal constraints and opportunities for applying climate predictions for socioeconomic development and natural resource management. Focus will be on how scientific uncertainty is strategically used and misused in political and private sector decision-making, often with outcomes not intended by the producers of this information. Drawing on the 1997-98 El Nino event, linkages to climate change, science policy, and to the challenges faced by the developing world will be discussed.
Kenny Broad received his M.A. from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science in Marine Affairs and Policy in 1992, his Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University in 1999 and is currently an assistant professor in the Division of Marine Affairs and Policy and the Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy at the University of Miami. He holds a joint appointment at Columbia University's Center for Research on Environmental Decisions and is a member of the NOAA Science Advisory Board. Broad has been involved with scientific and film expeditions around the globe and was selected for the 2006 National Geographic Society Emerging Explorer award.