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SPS Summer Public Event: Public Affairs and Sustainable Futures



Moderated by Senior Vice Dean Steve Cohen, Director of the M.S. in Sustainability Management at the School of Professional Studies, and Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of International and Public Affairs, this conversation explores how and which sustainable futures are being shaped through public policy, sustainable infrastructure design, and finance for renewable energy.

Speakers include:

  • Susanne DesRoches: Vice President, Clean and Resilient Buildings, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
  • Curtis Probst: CEO, New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation; Lecturer in Professional Studies, Sustainability Management
  • Adam Freed: Principal, Sustainability, Bloomberg Associates; Lecturer in Professional Studies, Sustainability Management, and at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation


5:00 PM - Doors open

5:30 PM - Panel discussion

6:30 PM - Reception begins

7:00 PM - Event ends



Experience Columbia Public Events is a series featuring some of the University’s most accomplished faculty, alumni, and industry leaders in dynamic, intimate discussions around the themes of our Summer Session. This year, the events feature University leaders in Sustainability and Public Affairs, Art, Culture, and Finance in New York City.

For further information please contact Ella Weiner at ecw2160 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu.


For additional information about program offerings at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, please contact an Admissions Counselor at 212-854-9666 or inquire [[at]] sps [[dot]] columbia [[dot]] edu.

Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Please notify the office at least 10 days in advance if you require closed captioning, sign-language interpretation or any other disability accommodations. Alternatively, Disability Services can be reached at 212.854.2388 and disability [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu.

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