Mike Hoffmann is the executive director of the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions, which was created to help raise the profile of the challenges posed by a rapidly warming climate and to help those who grow our food adapt to the changing conditions as well as reduce their carbon footprint. As executive director he provides visionary leadership, communicates to a wide range of audiences the challenges and opportunities that come with a changing climate, and builds partnerships among public and private organizations. He has published climate change articles in the popular press – The Hill, Fortune, and USA Today and is writing a book – Our Changing Menu: What Climate Change Means to the Foods You Love and Need. His TEDx Talk – Climate change: It’s time to raise our voices has been well received. Previous positions he has held at Cornell include Director of the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, associate director of Cornell Cooperative Extension, and director of the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program. He is a professor in the Department of Entomology. He received his BS Degree from the University Wisconsin, MS from the University of Arizona and PhD from the University of California, Davis.
Host Dan Loney is joined by J. Michael Collins (Faculty Director, Center for Financial Security, University Of Wisconsin), Deborah Sunter (Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University), Elizabeth Shapiro-Garza (Associate Professor of the Practice of Environmental Policy and Management, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University), Mike Hoffmann (Professor and Executive Director, Cornell University), Richard Prisinzano (Senior Economist, Penn Wharton Budget Model), Daniel Kammen (Professor of Energy; Founding Director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL); Co-Director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment., University of California, Berkeley), Alan Auerbach (Robert D. Burch Professor of Economics and Law; Director of the Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance, University of California, Berkeley), and Roberta Rehner Iversen (Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania) on the Thursday, January 31, 2019 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.