2017 Provost's Global Forum - Keynote presentation by Kirk Smith

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm

As part of this year's Provost's Global Forum, Kirk Smith, professor of global environmental health at University of California, Berkeley, will provide a keynote presentation on Thursday, April 13, at 2:15 p.m. in W151 Pappajohn Business Building.  

Kirk Smith is Professor of Global Environmental Health and is also founder and director of the campus-wide Masters Program in Global Health and Environment. He serves on a number of national and international scientific advisory committees including the Global Energy Assessment, National Research Council’s Board on Atmospheric Science and Climate, the Executive Committee for WHO Air Quality Guidelines, and the International Comparative Risk Assessment of the Global Burden of Disease Project. He participated, along with many other scientists, in the IPCC’s 3rd and 4th assessments and shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize and is Convening Lead Author for Climate and Health for the 5th Assessment. He holds visiting professorships in India and China and bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees from UC Berkeley and, in 1997, was elected member in the US National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors awarded to US Scientists by their peers. In 2009, he received the Heinz Prize in Environment and in 2012 was awarded the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.

To learn more about other Provost's Global Forum activities, check out the full schedule of events at https://international.uiowa.edu/up-in-smoke/schedule.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in these events, contact Sarolta Petersen in advance at sarolta-petersen@uiowa.edu or 319-335-3862.

Pappajohn Business Building
21 East Market Street
Room: W151
Iowa City, IA 52245