September 2011 Update

Prof. Parson will deliver a keynote addrss on "Climate Engineering: Novel Challenges for Global Governance" on October 29, at the annual conference of the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

He organized and led the symposium, "A Fine Balance: Expertise, Evidence and Democracy in Policy and Governance, 1960-2011," inspired by the intellectual legacy of A.R. Dobell, at the University of Victoria, August 19-20, 2011.

Prof. Parson was a faculty member for the second international summer school on climate engineering, held at the Banff Centre, August 1-7, 2011 and jointly sponsored by Heidelberg, Carnegie-Mellon, and Calgary universities.

In other news...

“Iterative Climate Change Decisions”, co-authored with Darshan Karwat, appeared in the Wiley Interdisciplinary Review of Climate Change, June 2011, and was the focus for a session led by Prof. Gary Yohe, at the IPCC expert meeting on Economic Analysis, Costing Methods, and Ethics, in Lima, Peru, June 23-25, 2011.

Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change

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Serving as faculty lead developing a proposal for a new Michigan Climate Center, University of Michigan Sustainability Initiative.

Spoke on Approaches to More Effective Regulation, Workshop on social sciences and the alternative energy future, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Washington DC, May 18-20, 2011.

Led a scenario exercise on National positions on governance of geoengineering research, Workshop on governance of climate engineering research, Royal Society Kavli Centre, United Kingdom, March 21-24, 2011.

Addressed a union session on Science and Politics of Climate Change, American Geophysical Union annual meeting, San Francisco, Dec 15, 2010.

Spoke on Alternative Approaches to a Climate Regime, at “Climate of Action,” the 2010 Annual conference of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Oct 1-3, 2010.

News Media: To arrange an interview with Dr. Parson, please contact his assistant, Laura Harlow, via the contact information below.

Contact Information

Room 3456, UCLA School of Law
385 Charles E. Young Dr. East
Los Angeles, CA, 90095
Phone: 310-206-4586
E-mail: parson(at)

Assistant: Susanna Pfeffer
Phone: 310-206-6967
E-mail: pfeffer(at)