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An Open Faculty Letter to President Bollinger and the Board of Trustees
Dear President Bollinger and Trustees:

Our University, through its endowment, invests in the fossil fuel industry. Yet we know that fossil fuels cause climate change of unprecedented destructive potential. If fossil fuel corporations burn all the coal, oil, and gas reserves they have already acquired, they will, by mid-century, add about 2800 gigatons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. This amount is five times as great as is projected by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to raise the Earth’s average temperature by at least 2 degrees Centigrade over the pre-industrial average—a figure beyond which the dangers of grave and irreversible ecological change become intolerable to the life of our civilization. And yet fossil fuel corporations continue to acquire more reserves at the rate of almost seven hundred billion dollars a year. We also know that many in this industry have spent large sums to mislead the public, deny climate science, control legislation and regulation, and suppress alternative energy sources.

To put it bluntly: The fossil fuel industry’s leaders are knowingly pursuing, and declare themselves intent on continuing to pursue, a business model that is damaging climate stability and thus imposing unconscionable risks not only upon our own people, but also upon populations who have not significantly contributed to rising temperatures and sea levels. The industry reaps the rewards and refuses to pay the costs. This is not only reckless, it exacerbates long-standing global inequalities of wealth and race.

We believe that in the long run, these holdings of fossil fuel companies do not serve the University well, either morally or financially. For if the world decides to pursue a rational course, between two-thirds and four-fifths of the assets held by these companies will be “stranded,” rendering them economically worthless.

Our sense of urgency in signing this Letter cannot be overstated. Humanity’s reliance on burning fossil fuels has already led to a marked warming of the Earth’s surface and oceans, the melting of polar ice, the rise in sea levels, the acidification of the oceans, and an extreme, wildly fluctuating, and unstable global climate. These physical and chemical changes, some of which are expected to last hundreds—if not thousands—of years, already threaten the survival of countless species on all continents. Because of their effects on food production, water availability, air and water quality, extreme weather, and the emergence and spread of human infectious diseases, they pose unparalleled risks to human health and life.

The World Health Organization estimated in 2005 that climate change caused some 150,000 deaths worldwide each year. The heads of the American College of Physicians and the Royal College of Physicians of London in 2009 joined leaders of medical colleges from 12 other countries in calling climate change “the biggest global health threat of the 21st century.”

Divestment is an act of ethical responsibility and a protest against current practices that cannot be altered as quickly or effectively by other means. The University is either invested in fossil fuel corporations or it divests. If the University regards divestment as “political,” then continued investment is a similarly political act, one that finances present corporate activities and calculates long-term profit from them.

The only way to remain “neutral” in such circumstances is to bracket ethical principles even while being deeply concerned about consequences. Slavery was once an investment issue, as were apartheid and the harm caused by smoking. We are proud that Columbia, in 1985, was the first Ivy League university to divest from racist South Africa, even as opponents of divestment argued that to do so was “political.” Columbia’s leadership made the global campaign against apartheid far more effective, with large numbers of universities and colleges following Columbia’s example.

Financially, no unequivocal evidence exists that divestment would damage the University or its endowment. As awareness grows that burning known fossil fuel reserves would accelerate climate change to a catastrophic degree, and as fossil fuel consumption moderates, it is likely that, over the long term, planned divestment would actually strengthen the University’s portfolio. Of course, Columbia properly invests its endowment for the long term and should not be guided by the prospect of short-term fluctuations.

Recent pronouncements from authoritative quarters support our call for action:

The governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has said that the “vast majority of reserves are unburnable” if global temperature increases are to be kept below 2 degrees Centigrade. (October 13, 2014)

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), states that the “continued and dangerous rise in greenhouse gases . . . is in large part the direct result of past investments in . . . fossil fuels.” She warns that “institutional investors who ignore climate risk face being increasingly seen as blatantly in breach of their fiduciary duty.” (January 15, 2014)

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, the former president of Dartmouth, includes divestment as a legitimate tactic: “The good news is that there is action we all can take to turn economies around . . . we can divest and tax that which we don’t want, the carbon that threatens development gains over the last 20 years.” He goes on to urge: “Be the first mover. Use smart due diligence. Rethink what fiduciary responsibility means in this changing world.” (January 24, 2014)

Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, has spoken of the need for “making sure that people pay for the damage they cause… We are subsidizing the very behaviour that is destroying our planet, and on an enormous scale. Both direct subsidies and the loss of tax revenue from fossil fuels ate up almost $2 trillion in 2011….” (February 5, 2014)

The aim of divestment is not to lower the financial value of fossil fuel corporate shares, just as it was never the intention of Columbia’s South African or tobacco-related divestments either to force minor adjustments or to eliminate industries. Instead, divestment aims to throw the University’s moral and intellectual weight against the carbon dioxide-releasing companies’ insupportable business model. And indeed, the most comprehensive study of divestment to date, published by the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford [and cited above,] indicates that past divestment strategies forced changes in corporate behavior, government regulation, legal statutes, and even share prices, that would not otherwise have happened.

Persuasion, or “engagement,” with fossil fuel companies has definitely failed. The British environmentalist Jonathan Porritt recently said that after years of working with Shell and BP, he “came to the conclusion that it was impossible for today’s oil and gas majors to adapt in a timely and intelligent way to the imperative of radical decarbonisation… These are companies whose senior managers know, as an irrefutable fact, that their current business model threatens both the stability of the global economy and the longer-term prospects of humankind as a whole. It got harder and harder for me to look them in the face knowing what they knew, and witnessing at first hand the intricate patterns of denial and self-deception that they were forced to adopt.”

It seems self-contradictory to argue that though Columbia owns a very small percentage of shares in these corporations (shares that, moreover, represent a small percentage of its own holdings), the University can nevertheless exert greater influence on corporate behavior by retaining rather than selling that stock. If Columbia were a major shareholder, that argument might make sense, but Columbia is not.

We are under no illusions about our civilization’s current reliance on fossil fuels, but the shift away from them needs major acceleration. To achieve this goal, not only must research and education be pursued with vigor, but pressure must also be exerted. If there is no pressure, then grievous harm due to climate change will accelerate and entrench itself for a span of time that will make the history of Columbia look short.

We the undersigned are faculty and officers of the University. Many are also alumni and donors. We appeal to our colleagues, fellow alumni, and donors, as an act of conscience and fiscal responsibility, to join us in signing this statement asking the University to divest, as soon as practicable, from holdings in fossil fuel corporations.

In order to exercise leadership in a world that cries out for it, more specifically we ask Columbia University, Barnard College, and all affiliated units to agree immediately to freeze any new investments in the 200 largest publicly traded fossil fuel companies, which hold the vast majority of the world’s proven coal, oil and gas reserves; and to divest themselves of all fossil fuel holdings, whether held directly or through private entities, over the course of five years.

Sincerely yours,

Todd Gitlin
Professor of Journalism and Sociology
Graduate School of Journalism

Paige West
Professor of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology, Barnard College

Gregory M. Pflugfelder
Associate Professor of Japanese History
Department of East Asian Languages & Culture

Danielle F. Sedbrook
Associate in the Discipline of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry

Nina J. Berman
Associate Professor of Journalism
Graduate School of Journalism

Sheldon Pollock
Arvind Raghunathan Professor of South Asian Studies
Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies

Wael Hallaq
Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities
Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies

Joseph R. Slaughter
Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Department of English and Comparative Literature

Frances Pritchett
Professor Emerita of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies

Lisa S. Tiersten
Professor and Chair of History
Department of History, Barnard College

Rosalind C. Morris
Professor of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology

Brinkley M. Messick
Professor of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology

Lila Abu-Lughod
Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science
Department of Anthropology

Claudio W. Lomnitz
Campbell Family Professor of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology

John Pemberton
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology

Marilyn J. Ivy
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology

Bruce A. Shapiro
Executive Director of Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
Graduate School of Journalism

Zoe Crossland
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology

Dale Maharidge
Professor of Journalism
Graduate School of Journalism

Adam H. Sobel
Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics

William B. Worthen
Alice Brady Pels Professor in the Arts
Department of Theater, Barnard College

Vicki Lens
Associate Professor of Social Work
School of Social Work

Ross O. Hamilton
Professor of English
Department of English, Barnard College

Stuart Braman
Adjunct Associate Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Lisa M. Goddard
Senior Research Scientist
International Research Institute for Climate and Society

Jose C. Moya
Professor of History
Department of History, Barnard College

Deborah Valenze
Professor of History
Department of History, Barnard College

Ronald A. Feldman
Ruth Harris Ottman Centennial Professor for the Advancement of Social Work Education
School of Social Work

Karen Barkey
Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology

Alexander Alberro
Virginia Bloedel Wright Professor of Contemporary Art
Department of Art History, Barnard College

Christopher C. Baswell
Professor of English
Department of English, Barnard College

Philip Kitcher
John Dewey Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy

Andreas A. Huyssen
Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature
Department of Germanic Languages

Shamus Khan
Associate Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology

Peter B. DeMenocal
Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

John I. Glendinning
Professor of Biology
Department of Biology, Barnard College

Hugh W. Ducklow
Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Ann Senghas
Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology, Barnard College

Wayne L. Proudfoot
Professor of Religion
Department of Religion

Paula L. M. Gonzalez
Associate Research Scientist
International Research Institute for Climate and Society

Mark A. Cane
G. Unger Vetlesen Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Richard Seager
Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Madeleine H. Zelin
Dean Lung Professor of Chinese Studies
Department of East Asian Language and Cultures

Neferti X. M. Tadiar
Professor of Women's Studies
Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Barnard College

Valentina Mara
Senior Staff Associate
Center for International Earth Science Information Network

Robert Newton
Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Christopher H. Scholz
Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences and of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Trey Ellis
Associate Professor
School of the Arts

David K. Rosner
Ronald H. Lauterstein Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
Department of Sociomedical Sciences

Eitan Grinspun
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science

Frederica P. Perera
Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Department of Environmental Health Sciences

Andrea J. Tucher
Director
Graduate School of Journalism

Christian M. Rojas
Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, Barnard College

Rebecca M. Jordan-Young
Associate Professor of Women's Studies
Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Barnard College

Taylor Carman
Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy, Barnard College

Dina C. Merrer
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, Barnard College

Stathis Gourgouris
Director and Professor of Classics, English, and Comparative Literature
Institute for Comparative Literature and Society

Marcellus Blount
Associate Professor of English
Department of English and Comparative Literature

Axel Honneth
Jack C. Weinstein Professor of Humanities
Department of Philosophy

Robert Hymes
Professor of Chinese History
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Hamid Dabashi
Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies
Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies

Patrick Gallagher
Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics

Terry A. Plank
Arthur D. Storke Memorial Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Jennifer A. Wenzel,
Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Department of English and Comparative Studies

Akeel Bilgrami
Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy

Gregory Mann
Professor of History
Department of History

Michael I. Weinstein
Professor of Applied Mathematics, Professor of Mathematics
Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Department of Mathematics

Jason E. Smerdon
Lamont Associate Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

David B. Lurie
Associate Professor of Japanese History and Literature
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Shahid Naeem
Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology

Naomi H. Henderson
Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Joseph Graziano
Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Pharmacology
Department of Environmental Health Sciences

Dana Pe'er
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences

Henry S. Hess
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Yochanan Kushnir
Lamont Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Graciela Chichilnisky
Professor of Economics
Department of Economics

Muhsin al-Musawi
Professor of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies

Lydia D. Goehr
Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy

Eugenia Lean
Associate Professor of History
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Jonathan Weiner
Maxwell M. Geffen Professor of Medical and Scientific Journalism
Graduate School of Journalism

Darragh G. Martin
Lecturer in the Discipline of English and Comparative Literature
Department of English and Comparative Literature

Bärbel Hönisch
Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Caterina Pizzigoni
Associate Professor of History
Department of History

Monica Miller
Associate Professor of English
Department of English, Barnard College

Rhiannon Stephens
Assistant Professor of History
Department of History

Julie Stone Peters
H. Gordon Garbedian Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Department of English and Comparative Literature

Robert Anderson
Ewing-Lamont Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Joachim Frank
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and Biological Sciences
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

Nara Milanich
Associate Professor of History
Department of History, Barnard College

Maire Jaanus
Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Department of English, Barnard College

Pablo Piccato
Professor of History
Department of History

Meehan Crist
Writer-in-Residence
Department of Biological Sciences

Elizabeth Miller
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences

Joshua Drew
Lecturer in Conservation Biology
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology

Patricia A. Dailey
Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Department of English and Comparative Literature

Peter L. Strauss
Betts Professor of Law
Columbia Law School

Maria Uriarte
Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology

Kendall Thomas
Nash Professor of Law
Columbia Law School

Dorothea von Mücke
Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Department of Germanic Languages

Courtney Bender
Professor of Religion
Department of Religion

Andrew Kanter
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Department of Biomedical Informatics

Jonathan Dworkin
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Robert A. F. Thurman
Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies
Department of Religion

Thomas Yarnall
Associate Research Scholar of Religion
Department of Religion

Maxine L. Rockoff
Adjunct Associate Research Scientist of Biomedical Informatics
Department of Biomedical Informatics

Jacqueline A. Merrill
Associate Professor of Nursing
Department of Nursing Scholarship and Research

Chunhua Weng
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Department of Biomedical Informatics

Steven Gregory
Professor of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology

Elizabeth A. Povinelli
Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology

William Chapman Sharpe
Professor of English
Department of English, Barnard College

James L. Manley
Julian Clarence Levi Professor of Life Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences

Peter Keleman
Chair and Arthur D. Stoke Professor of Environmental Sciences
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Walter Bock
Professor of Evolutionary Biology
Department of Biological Sciences

Victoria de Grazia
Moore Collegiate Professor of History
Department of History

Jean Cohen
Nell and Herbert Singer Professor of Political Theory and Contemporary Civilization
Department of Political Science

Michael S. Schudson
Professor of Journalism
Graduate School of Journalism

Eric Foner
Dewitt Clinton Professor of History
Department of History

Maria Tolstoy
Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Alisa Solomon
Professor of Journalism
Graduate School of Journalism

Elizabeth Irwin
Associate Professor of Classics
Department of Classics

Allison Busch
Associate Professor of Indian Literature
Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies

Jane Gaines
Professor of Film
School of the Arts

Timothy Mitchell
Ransford Professor of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies

Christia Mercer
Gustave M. Berne Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy

Nan A. Rothschild
Anne Witney Olin Professor of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology

Catherine Fennell
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology

Herbert J. Gans
Robert S. Lynd Professor Emeritus of Sociology
Department of Sociology

Lynn Garafola
Professor of Dance
Department of Dance, Barnard College

Herbert Sloan
Professor of History
Department of History, Barnard College

Walter E. Baethgen
Senior Research Scientist
International Research Institute for Climate and Society

Anders Stephanson
Andrew and Virginia Rudd Family Foundation Professor of History
Department of History

Tarik C. Amar
Assistant Professor of History
Department of History

Mary C. Gordon
Professor of English
Department of English, Barnard College

Fumiko Nazikian
Senior Lecturer in Discipline of Japanese
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Lydia H. Liu
Wun Tsun Tam Professor in the Humanities
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

David Walker
Higgins Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Bruce W. Robbins
Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities
Department of English and Comparative Literature

Tobias Wilke
Assistant Professor of Germanic Languages
Department of Germanic Languages

Jean Howard
George Delacorte Professor in the Humanities
Department of English and Comparative Literature

Gray Tuttle
Leila Hadley Luce Associate Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Dars Dietrich
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences

Susan Crane
Parr Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Department of English and Comparative Literature

Aftab Ahmad
Lecturer in Hindi-Urdu
Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies

Van C. Tran
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology

Latha Venkataraman
Associate Professor of Applied Physics
Department of Applied Physics and Applied Math

Benjamin S. Orlove
Professor of International and Public Affairs
School of International and Public Affairs

Denise Milstein
Lecturer in Sociology
Department of Sociology

Hilary A. Hallett
Assistant Professor of History
Department of History

Mingfang Ting
Lamont Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Page Fortna
Department Chair and Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science

Ryan P. Abernathey
Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Heidi L. Allen
Assistant Professor of Social Work
School of Social Work

Marwa Elshakry
Associate Professor of History
Department of History

Paul Siegel
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics

Angela A. Aidala
Associate Research Scientist
Department of Sociomedical Sciences

Cathy Popkin
Jesse and George Siegel Professor in the Humanities
Department of Slavic Languages

Gauri Viswanathan
Class of 1933 Professor in the Humanities
Department of English and Comparative Literature

Casey N. Blake
Professor of History
Department of History

Johannes Urpelainen
Associate Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science

Duncan Menge
Assistant Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology

Marina Cords
Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology

Maria Diuk-Wasser
Associate Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology

Julie Crawford
Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Department of English and Comparative Literature

Kenneth D. Miller
Professor of Neuroscience and Physiology and Cellular Biophysics
Department of Neuroscience

Quarraisha A. Karim
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology

Sharon Schwartz
Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology

Miriam Rabkin
Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Department of Medicine and Epidemiology

Maria Lahuerta
Associate Research Scientist
Department of Epidemiology

Guohua Li
Mieczysław Finster Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology

Anne Paxton
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology

Norma V. Graham
Centennial Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Douglas Chalmers
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
Department of Political Science

Greg A. Freyer
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Science
Department of Environmental Health Science

Aleksandar Boskovic
Lecturer in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
Department of Slavic Languages

Peter A. Messeri
Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
Department of Sociomedical Sciences

Kevin Fellezs
Assistant Professor of Music
Department of Music

Amy L. Fairchild
Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
Department of Sociomedical Sciences

Mindy Fullilove
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Clinical Social Medical Sciences
Department of Psychiatry, Division of Developmental Neuroscience

Corinne Kirchner
Lecturer in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences
Department of Sociomedical Sciences

Rocco A. Servedio
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science

Victoria Frye
Assistant Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences
Department of Sociomedical Sciences

Lesley A. Sharp
Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology, Barnard College

Ralph Ghoche
Term Assistant Professor of Architecture
Department of Architecture, Barnard College

Frances A. Champagne
Associate Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience
Department of Psychology

Hana Worthen
Assistant Professor of Theater
Department of Theater, Barnard College

Megan Sykes
Michael J. Friedlander Professor of Medicine
Department of Medical Hematology and Oncology

Hossein Kamaly
Term Assistant Professor
Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures, Barnard College

Sandra Goldmark
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
Department of Theater, Barnard College

Diana Hernández
Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
Department of Sociomedical Sciences

Edward J. Tyerman
Term Assistant Professor
Department of Slavic Languages

Maja Horn
Assistant Professor
Department of Spanish and Latin American Cultures, Barnard College

Amy MacDermott
Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics and Neuroscience
Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics

Gergely Baics
Assistant Professor of History and Urban Studies
Department of History, Barnard College

Deborah Martinsen
Associate Dean of Alumni Education
Columbia College

Yan Zheng
Adjunct Senior Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Michela Biasutti
Lamont Associate Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Albert Boulanger
Senior Staff Associate
Center for Computational Learning Systems

Rémi Cousin
Senior Staff Associate
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society

Theodore A. Koczynski
Staff Associate
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Alexey Kaplan
Lamont Associate Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

John Morton
Intermediate App Developer
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

James Gaherty
Lamont Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Elisabeth Gawthrop
Communications Coordinator
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society

Karen Smith
Associate Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Brendan Buckley
Lamont Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

David C. Johnston
Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science

Kevin Uno
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Francois Gerard
Assistant Professor of Economics
Department of Economics

Stan Jacobs
Special Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Jeff Bowman
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Steven Chillrud
Lamont Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Radley Horton
Associate Research Scientist
Center for Climate Systems Research

Benjamin Holtzman
Lamont Associate Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Kenneth Broad
Adjunct Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Susan Bernofsky
Associate Professor of Writing
School of the Arts

Elizabeth Ferriss
Associate Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Yael F. Kiro
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Binnie Kirshenbaum
Professor of Professional Practice in Writing
School of the Arts

Sylvere Lotringer
Professor Emeritus of French and Romance Philology
Department of French and Romance Philology

Timothy Donnelly
Associate Professor of Writing
School of the Arts

Katia de Avila Fernandes
Associate Research Scientist
International Research Institute for Climate and Society

Jesus Rodriguez-Velasco
Professor of Latin American and Iberian Cultures
Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures

Maryse Conde
Professor Emeritus of French and Romance Philology
Department of French and Romance Philology

Klaus H. Jacob
Special Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Ana María Ochoa
Professor of Music
Department of Music

Peter Connor
Professor of French
Department of French, Barnard College

Madeleine Dobie
Associate Professor of French and Romance Philology
Department of French and Romance Philology

James C. Hone
Wang Fong-Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Liam Paninski
Professor of Statistics
Department of Statistics

Arnold P. Aronson
Professor of Theater Arts
School of the Arts

Timothy Hall
Adjunct Professor of Applied Mathematics
Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics

Tian Zheng
Associate Professor of Statistics
Department of Statistics

Kyle T. Mandli
Assistant Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics

Karen F. Brudney
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

Greg Bryan
Professor of Astronomy
Department of Astronomy

Marcel Agüeros
Assistant Professor of Astronomy
Department of Astronomy

Daniel Esposito
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering

Nicole Davi
Adjunct Associate Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Benjamin Steege
Assistant Professor of Music
Department of Music

Tanya M. Ellman
Associate Research Scientist
International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs

Elizabeth Coker
Adjunct Professor of Dance
Department of Dance, Barnard College

J. Paul Martin
Adjunct Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science

Margaret Vandenburg
Senior Lecturer in English
Department of English, Barnard College

Sandra Luckow
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Film
School of the Arts

Adam Weinert
Adjunct Professor of Composition
Department of Dance, Barnard College

Chisa Hidaka
Lecturer in Dance
Department of Dance, Barnard College

Nico Baumbach
Assistant Professor of Film
School of the Arts

M. Katherine Dieckmann
Associate Professor of Professor Practice in Film
School of the Arts

Robert Hodrick
Nomura Professor of International Finance
Graduate School of Business

Amy Mesa-Jonassen
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology

John H. M. Austin
Professor Emeritus of Radiology
Department of Radiology

Ernst Garcon
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Department of Radiology

Martin Guzman
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Graduate School of Business

Tricia Toliver
Technical Director
Department of Dance, Barnard College

Clifford Stein
Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and of Computer Science
Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

Rita Charon
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine

Maria Hamm de Miguel
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine

Mimi Shirasu-Hiza
Assistant Professor of Genetics and Development
Department of Genetics and Development

Robert Burke
Alfred and Minnie Bressler Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology

Sumit Mohan
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Jean Vadakkan
Lecturer in Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, Barnard College

Nicholas H. Fiebach
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine

Richard A. Iannuzzi
Systems Analyst
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Elke U. Weber
Jerome A. Chazen Professor of International Business and Professor of Psychology
Graduate School of Business

Thomas S. Kalin
Professor of Professional Practice of Film
School of the Arts

Erin R. Coughlan
Associate in Earth and Environmental Sciences
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Jeffrey Shaman
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Department of Environmental Health Sciences

Stephen E. Zebiak
Senior Research Scientist
International Research Institute for Climate and Society

Laurence P. Mark
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology

Craig D. Blinderman
Assistant Professor of Palliative Care
Department of Medical Hematology and Oncology

Erica Allis
Senior Staff Associate
International Research Associate for Climate and Society

Frank Costantini
Professor of Genetics and Development
Department of Genetics and Development

Catherine Vaughan
Senior Staff Associate
International Research Institute for Climate and Society

Jennifer Cole
Adjunct Associate Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Unni K. Karunakara
Assistant Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health
Department of Population and Family Health

Thomas J. Garrett
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medical Hematology and Oncology

Irwin E. Redlener
Professor of Health Policy and Management and Pediatrics
Department of Health Policy and Management

David G. Savage
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medical Hematology and Oncology

Henry M. Levin
William Heard Kilpatrick Professor of Economics and Education
Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis, Teacher's College

Karen Froud
Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Education
Department of Behavioral Sciences, Teacher's College

Wendy Chavkin
Special Lecturer
Department of Population and Family Health

Nathan Holbert
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, Teachers College

Andrew Eisenberger
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medical Hematology and Oncology

Michael G. Wessells
Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health
Department of Population and Family Health

Keith J. Sanborn
Associate in Anthropology
Department of Anthropology

Cindy Gorn
Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Health Science
Department of Environmental Health Science, Barnard College

Michael A. Borger
George H. Humphreys, II Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Charles J. H. Stolar
Rudolph N. Schullinger Emeritus Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery

Tomoaki Kato
Edwin C. and Anne K. Weiskopf Professor of Surgical Oncology
Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology

Christine Rohde
Associate Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery

Sheldon Marc Feldman
Vivian L. Milstein Associate Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery, Division of Breast Surgery

John Markowitz
Professor of Clinical
Department of Psychiatry, Division of Clinical Therapeutics

Michael Grunebaum
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology

Hiroshi Mitsumoto
Wesley J. Howe Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology, Division of Neuromuscular Disease

David Smiley
Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
Department of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

Séverine Autesserre
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science, Barnard College

Michael J. Devlin
Professor of Clinical
Department of Psychiatry, Division of Clinical Therapeutics

Joseph North
Lecturer in the Discipline of English
Department of English and Comparative Literature

Claudia Schmauss
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry, Division of Molecular Therapeutics

Reinhold Martin
Professor of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
Department of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

Wendy Katz
Instructor in Clinical Psychiatry
College of Physicians and Surgeons

Jorge Otero-Pailos
Associate Professor of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
Department of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

William Gaudelli
Associate Professor of Social Studies and Education
Department of Arts and Humanities, Teachers College

Moshe Adler
Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
Department of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

Robert Beauregard
Professor of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
Department of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

Jose Gutierrez-Contreras
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology, Stroke Division

Elliott Sclar
Professor of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
Department of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

Andrew S. Dolkart
Professor of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
Department of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

Carl W. Bazil
Caitlin Tynan Doyle Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology

David W. Schab
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Psychiatry

Scott Marble
Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
Department of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

Susan S. Witte
Associate Professor of Social Work
School of Social Work

Miami E. Sormanti
Professor of Professional Practice
School of Social Work

Harold A. Sackeim
Professor of Clinical Psychology and Radiology
Department of Psychiatry

Erin Doxsey-Whitfield
Staff Associate
Center for International Earth Science Information Network

Gisela Winckler
Lamont Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Karla Maria S. Rothstein
Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
Department of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

Jean C. Emond
Thomas S. Zimmer Professor of Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Surgery

Kevin J. Doughery
Assistant Professor of Higher Education Policy
Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis, Teachers College

Pamela A. Koch
Research Associate Professor
Department of Health and Behavioral Studies, Teachers College

Peter E. Libre
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Ophthalmology

Michael Harris
Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics

Water D. Neumann
Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics, Barnard College

Maria A. Cueto
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics

J. C. Salyer
Term Assistant Professor of Practice
Department of Sociology, Barnard College

Peter Smith
Emeritus Dean
School of the Arts

Suresh Naidu
Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs and Economics
School of International and Public Affairs

Anthony M. Annett
Climate Change and Sustainable Development Advisor
Earth Institute

Shiv Someshwar
Research Scientist in the Center for Globalization and Sustainable Development
Earth Institute

Dara Mendeloff
Staff Associate in the Center for International Earth Science Information Network
Earth Institute

Sandra Baptista
Senior Staff Associate in the Center for International Earth Science Information Network
Earth Institute

Karen Fairbanks
Professor of Professional Practice
Department of Architecture, Barnard College

Charles K. Armstrong
The Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences
Department of History

Peter Bearman
Cole Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology

Aaron Passell
Term Assistant Professor
Department of Urban Studies, Barnard College

Anupama Rao
Associate Professor of History
Department of History, Barnard College

Thai S. Jones
Lehman Curator for American History
Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Susie Hoffman
Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology

Eugenia McGill
Lecturer in Discipline of International and Public Affairs
School of International and Public Affairs

Sara F. Tjossem
Senior Lecturer in Discipline of International and Public Affairs
School of International and Public Affairs

Shelly A. Silver
Associate Professor of Professional Practice
School of the Arts

Kent D. Daniel
Professor of Finance and Economics
Graduate School of Business

Matthew I. Palmer
Senior Lecturer in Discipline of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology

Maureen E. Raymo
Bruce C. Heezen Lamont Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Geoffrey Heal
Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise and Professor of Public and International Affairs
Graduate School of Business

James Hansen
Director of the Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions Program; Adjunct Senior Research Scientist in the Earth Institute
Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions Program; Earth Institute

Megan J. Laverty
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Education
Department of Philosophy and Education, Teachers College

Stuart Firestein
Professor of Biological Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences

Ellis Avery
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Writing in the Faculty of the Arts
School of the Arts

Jacqueline van Gorkom
Rutherfurd Professor of Astronomy
Department of Astronomy

Douglas Almond
Associate Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs
School of International and Public Affairs

Elizabeth R. OuYang
Lecturer in Political Science
Department of Political Science

Elliot Sclar
Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Department of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

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