2008 Sokol Science Forum Video

Photo: Mike Peters

Michael Oppenheimer

"The Environment and Sustainability, the Next 100 Years"

With the world focused increasingly on sustainability and the environment, the Centennial edition of Montclair State University's annual Sokol Science Forum was devoted to this important subject. Michael Oppenheimer, Ph.D., a member of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Committee on Climate Change and professor at Princeton, delivered the keynote address and participated in the subsequent panel discussion moderated by National Public Radio's Ira Flatow, science correspondent and host of "Talk of the Nation: Science Friday."

Other panel members included:

  • AndrĂ©s Edwards, founder and president of EduTracks, a firm specializing in green building and sustainability education;
  • Lisa P. Jackson, commissioner, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP); and
  • Eric Svenson, vice president of environment, health and safety, PSEG Services Corporation