College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
 
  

Superstorm Sandy Forum:
A Serious Conversation about the Future of Staten Island

Program

March 8, 2013
8:00 am – 4:00pm

 

Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:00 am
1P Center for the Arts - Atrium

Welcome
9:00 am
Dr. Fred Naider, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry, Leonard and Esther Kurtz Term Professor, College of Staten Island, Graduate School of CUNY

Greetings and Opening Remarks
Dr. William J. Fritz, Interim President, College of Staten Island, Professor of Geology and Member of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Doctoral Faculty, CUNY Graduate Center

Panel Discussions

  1. Geology and History of Storm Surges on Staten Island, Dr. Alan I. Benimoff, Lecturer, Doctoral Schedule, Department of Engineering Science and Physics College of Staten Island
  2. Sustainable Land Use in Flood Prone Areas of Staten Island, Dr. Ronald Shiffman, F.A.I.C.P., Hon. A.I.A., Professor, Pratt Programs for Sustainable Development, Pratt Institute; Director Emeritus, Pratt Center for Community Development
  3. The Human Impact of Natural Disasters: A Social Science View, Dr. Nan Sussman, Interim Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor of  Psychology, College of Staten Island

Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1P Center for the Arts – Atrium

Panel Discussions
1:30 pm

  1. Financial Impact and the Role of Government in Sandy Recovery on Staten Island, Dr. Jonathan R. Peters, Professor of Finance, College of Staten Island, Member of Earth and Environmental Science and Economics Doctoral Faculty, CUNY Graduate Center, and Dr. Richard Flanagan, Associate Professor of Political Science, College of Staten Island

Five Points to Protect Staten Island from Future Storm Surges
Dr. William J. Fritz, Interim President, College of Staten Island, Professor of Geology and Member of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Doctoral Faculty, CUNY Graduate Center

Closing Reception
3:30 pm
1P Center for the Arts, Atrium

 

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