'The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Future' with UCLA professor Laurence C. Smith

2012-04-12 by News, Sports, and Art

Join Professor Laurence C. Smith for the Undergraduate Research and Discovery Symposium keynote address: “The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization’s Northern Future.”

Smith is professor and vice-chair of geography and professor of earth and space sciences at UCLA. His research interests include topics of northern hydrology, climate change, carbon cycles and satellite remote sensing. He has published over sixty peer-reviewed articles including articles in the journals Science and Nature, and has won more than $6M in research funding from NSF and NASA. In 2011 he won the Walter P. Kistler Book Award for The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization’s Northern Future (Plume: New York, 2011), a general-audience book synthesizing cross-cutting themes of population demographics, economic globalization, natural resource demand and climate change with particular emphasis on north countries.

For more information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at (907) 786-1086 or email ayresearch@uaa.alaska.edu.

This podcast was recorded on April 12, 2012.

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