2/27/2020: Faculty Chat with Noelle Selin

February 27, 2020
The GSAS Science Policy Group will be hosting a student-faculty chat: “Using Science to Inform Decision-Making: Lessons from International Environmental Negotiations” on Thursday, November 27 at 12:00 pm in the 1st floor Fireside Lounge at Dudley House (Lehman Hall).

Our guest will be Dr. Noelle Selin is an Associate Professor with the Institute for Data, Systems and Society and the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT. She is also the director of MIT's Technology and Policy Program and co-faculty director of the MIT International Policy Lab. Dr. Selin's research uses modeling and analysis to inform sustainability decision-making, focusing on issues involving air pollution, climate change and hazardous substances such as mercury. Her work also examines interactions between science and policy in international environmental negotiations, and develops systems approaches to address sustainability challenges. 

She received her PhD and M.A. (Earth and Planetary Sciences) and B.A. (Environmental Science and Public Policy) from Harvard University. She is the recipient of a U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER award (2011), a Leopold Leadership fellow (2013-2014), Kavli fellow (2015), a member of the Global Young Academy (2014-2018), an American Association for the Advancement of Science Leshner Leadership Institute Fellow (2016-2017), and a Hans Fischer Senior Fellow at the Technical University of Munich Institute for Advanced Study (2018-2021).

Please join us for a discussion about Professor Selin's experience with integrated science-policy research and how she has used research on air pollution, toxic substances, and climate to influence decision-making at both regional and international levels.