About the Committee

The MIT Conversation on Climate Change was hosted by the MIT Climate Change Conversation Committee. The Committee was tasked on September 19th, 2014 by Vice President of Research Maria Zuber to launch an open, campus-wide conversation on how MIT can lead in confronting climate change. In June 2015, the committee submitted a report stating its findings and recommendations to the MIT executive leadership. You can access the report here. To stay abreast of the latest on all things climate change at MIT please follow us on social media: facebook, twitter. You can also reach us by email at climatechange@mit.edu

Charge to the Committee on the MIT Climate Change Conversation

The Committee should seek broad input from the Institute community on how the US and the world can most effectively address global climate change. The Conversation should explore pathways to effective climate change mitigation, including how the MIT community – through education, research and campus engagement – can constructively move the global and national agendas forward. Possible activities for the Campus Conversation could include a lecture series, panels and a survey in which all points of view of the MIT community are sought, presented and discussed.

The Conversation Leadership will solicit reactions to the report from the MIT community and, from the collective input, recommend to the President a path forward.

The Committee will produce a final report with key suggestions with associated pros and cons that encompass the range of views of the community. The Committee should accomplish its work during the FY14-15 academic year and submit its report by Commencement 2015.

Committee Membership

Committee Membership
Roman Stocker (Committee Chair)
Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Sarah Brylinsky
Sustainability Project Manager
Office of Sustainability
Adam Berinsky
Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science
Kerry Emanuel
Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science
Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Henry "Jake" Jacoby
William F. Pounds Professor of Management Emeritus
Sloan School of Management
Bernadette Johnson
Chief Technology Officer
Lincoln Lab
Jacqueline Kuo Jacqueline Kuo
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Christoph Reinhart
Associate Professor in Building Technology
Department of Architecture
Anne Slinn
Executive Director for Research
Center for Global Change Science
Geoffrey Supran
Graduate Student
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Tavneet Suri
Maurice J. Strong Career Development Associate Professor
Sloan School of Management
Stian Ueland Stian Ueland
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Elly Rosotum Elly Rostoum
Communications Associate
Climate Change Conversation