AMNH's 23rd Annual Spring Environmental Lecture and Luncheon

04/24/13 | Noon-2pm

The American Museum of Natural History

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All proceeds from the Spring Environmental Lecture and Luncheon support the Museum’s scientific research and educational initiatives, including important work in biodiversity conservation.

This year’s panel will focus on island ecosystems as they face increasing environmental threats. Ranging from oceanic islands to New York City and surrounding areas after Hurricane Sandy, the panelists will explore the resilience and recovery of these environments in a world of change.

MODERATOR: Lynn Sherr, former correspondent for ABC News’ “20/20”who now reports for a wide range of broadcast, print, public radio, and online media, including PBS, The Daily Beast, More magazine, and Town and Country magazine, among others.


Philip Kramer, director of The Nature Conservancy’s Caribbean Program. Based in the Florida Keys office, Dr. Kramer is responsible for developing and implementing the strategic vision and management of the Conservancy’s initiatives throughout the Caribbean. 

Seth W. Pinsky, appointed president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2008. In December 2012, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Bloomberg appointed Seth to lead the City’s Special Initiative for Rebuilding & Resiliency (SIRR). 

Cynthia Rosenzweig, senior research scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, where she heads the Climate Impacts Group. She is currently co-chairing the New York City Panel on Climate Change, a body of experts convened by the Mayor to advise the city on adaptation for its critical infrastructure.

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