Is Climate Studies the New Computer Science? – Arun Majumdar | Endgame #155 (Luminaries)
Gita Wirjawan, in collaboration with Dr. Arun Majumdar, the Dean of Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, invites you to engage in a stimulating dialogue concerning a holistic approach to sustainability, the pivotal role of educational institutions, and the shifting paradigms of future energy.
Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability is the university’s first new school in 70 years, made possible by a $1.1 billion commitment from Silicon Valley entrepreneur John Doerr and his wife Ann. The combined gifts, totaling $1.69 billion, are the largest gift in Stanford’s history and the second largest private donation to an American university in history.
Built for impact, the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability will have a distinctive three-part structure that includes rigorous academic departments, interdisciplinary institutes, and an accelerator for technology and policy solutions in eight domains: climate change, Earth and planetary sciences, energy technology, sustainable cities, the natural environment, food and water security, human society and behavior, and human health and the environment.
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About the guest:
Dean Arun holds several positions at Stanford University, including the Jay Precourt Provostial Chair Professor, Faculty member of the Mechanical Engineering and Energy Science and Engineering Departments, Senior Fellow and former Director of the Precourt Institute for Energy and Senior Fellow (courtesy) at Hoover Institution, and Faculty of Department of Photon Science at SLAC. Prior to Stanford, he was the Vice President for Energy at Google, the Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Energy (2009—2013), Dr. Steven Chu, and Chair of the Advisory Board of the US Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm.
About the host:
Gita Wirjawan, is an Indonesian entrepreneur, educator, and currently a visiting scholar at The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), Stanford University. Gita is also just appointed as an Honorary Professor of Politics and International Relations in the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham, UK.
Other “Endgame” episode playlists:
0:00:00 – Intro
0:01:11 – Policy-making to Academia
0:12:07 – Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability
0:23:00 – GEP, Not GDP
0:35:34 – Realization, Adoption, Mitigation
0:48:58 – Grid of the Future
1:13:09 – Developed-Developing Collab