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Seventh Annual Hans Landsberg Memorial Lecture with
Rosina Bierbaum:
The Changing Climate for Development
December 15, 2009

Rosina Bierbaum
Dr. Bierbaum became dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan in October 2001. Previously, she served in environmental science policy leadership positions in both the legislative and executive branches of United States government, culminating as director of the Environment Division of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

In April 2008, Dr. Bierbaum was selected by the World Bank to co-direct the World Development Report 2010 , an annual publication that focuses on a different topic each year and aims both to consolidate existing knowledge on a particular aspect of development and to stimulate debate on new directions for development policy. Dr. Bierbaum has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and was named by President Barack Obama to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

She currently serves on the boards of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research; the National Research Council’s Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate; the Federation of American Scientists; the Environmental and Energy Study Institute; the Energy Foundation; and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. She is also a member of the Executive Committee for the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement and the Science Advisory Council for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Dr. Bierbaum received her B.S. in biology and B.A. in English from Boston College, and earned her Ph.D. in ecology and evolution at the State University of New York, Stony Brook.


Rosina Bierbaum: The Changing Climate for Development


View Dr. Bierbaum's speech "The Changing Climate for Development"
as a virtual presentation.


Mark Cohen
Vice President of Research, Resources for the Future

Rosina Bierbaum
Dean, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan

Event Audio and Video
Event Audio (mp3)

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