RISE Lightning Talks on Climate Change, Migration, and Health Disparities

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The Divisions for Research and the

Center for Social and Demographic Analysis

are pleased to invite you to the



Foster Interdisciplinary Collaborations on Climate Change, Migration, and Health Disparities

Friday, February 26, 2021

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

BACKGROUND:  This RISE Lightning Talks event is a sequel to the very successful image002conference on Resilience In Sustainable rEconstruction (RISE) held at UAlbany in 2019 and attended by nearly 500 representatives from more than 150 institutions.  It features a colloquium on “Challenges and Opportunities for Studying Climate-Related Drivers of Migration” by Dr. Elizabeth Fussell of Brown University to be followed by three short presentations by UAlbany scholars and a Question & Answer (Q&A) session thereafter.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:  Dr. Fussell is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Population and  Environment and is a well-known demographer working in the areas of climate, disasters, and migration with significant funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, among other extramural sponsors.  The short presentations will be made by Dr. Catherine Lawson, Dr. Shao Lin, and Dr. Christopher Thorncroft of the University at Albany.



WHY SCHOLARS SHOULD ATTEND:  The RISE Lightning Talks should be of interest to researchers and scholars in the fields of climate change, health disparities, demographics, human migration, data analytics, and artificial intelligence. The Lightning Talks series will also provide a unique opportunity to network and explore the possibility of starting new scholarly collaborations.

All UAlbany faculty scholars, researchers, postdoctoral associates, and students are cordially invited to attend.


PROGRAM DETAILS FORTHCOMING: Additional information regarding the lightning talks program and how to register for this event will be forthcoming.

SAVE THE DATE:  In the meantime, please be sure to mark your calendar to avoid any inadvertent scheduling conflicts.  Should you have any questions, please contact Dr. Samantha Friedman, Director of the Center for Social and Demographic Analysis or Dr. Satyen Kumar, Associate Vice President for Research.