Our Guest Speakers

Kathleen Biggins interviews Christine Todd Whitman


Tim Searchinger, Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School and Princeton Environmental Institute;Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute

Economic Threat and Opportunity

Bill Golden, Executive Director, National Institute of Coastal and Harbor Infrastructure

Bob Litterman, Founder Kepos Capital; former head of firm-wide risk at Goldman Sachs

Dr. Peter Hoeppe, Head of Geo Risk Research Center, Munich R E; Chair, Finance Forum on Climate Change for the German Government



David Crane, Former CEO, NRG Energy

Jigar Shah, Founder, SunEdison, author, Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy

Geopolitical Security

Rear Admiral (Ret.) David Titley, Professor of Practice in Meteorology, Penn State University (Co-sponsored with the Foreign Policy Research Institute)


Investments and Business

Panel Discussion on Green Investing, Investment Experts from Allianz Global, Morgan Stanley, and Rockefeller Company

Brian Reynolds, Executive Director, Climate|Money|Politics; Member, United Nations Economic & Social Council

Frederic C. Rich, Esq., author, Getting to Green and Saving Nature: A Bipartisan Solution; International Corporate Lawyer, Environmental Leader

Andrew Winston, globally recognized speaker and writer on business strategy and mega-trends, author of The
Big Pivot
 and co-wrote Green to Gold.


Public Policy

Alice Thomas, Climate Displacement Program, Refugee International

Elizabeth Thompson, Vice President for U.S. Climate and Political Affairs, Environmental Defense Fund

Christine Todd Whitman, Former Governor of New Jersey; Former Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency


Science, Weather and Sea Level Rise

Dr. Max Holmes, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Research Center; Advisor to the U.S. Department of State

Dr. Stephen Pacala, Petrie Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University; Former Head, Princeton Environmental Institute;

Chair, Climate Central

Bernadette Placky, Director, Climate Central’s Climate Matters program; former award-winning TV weather forecaster

Dr. Robert Kopp, Rutgers University, Director of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Institute


Science Journalism

Michael Lemonick, Science Editor for Scientific American; former Time magazine journalist,Writer-at-large; Climate Central; Author of first Time Magazine cover article on climate change

Our Conversations Lecture Series presents nationally known experts in fields associated with climate change.   

In the past we have presented lectures with scientists who have been to the Arctic to study thawing permafrost, public policy and national security experts, solar energy entrepreneurs, risk managers from some of the world's largest businesses, scholars studying agriculture and sea level rise, meterologists who are looking at extreme weather, and investors looking at the future of renewable energy.  

Read more about our lectures.


If you missed our Fred Rich Conversation, you can watch it here

Team members with Bernadette Placky

C-Change Conversations is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization (tax ID 82-0839429) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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