Ruth DeFries

Program Co-Head, Undergraduate Special Concentration & Major in Sustainable Development at Columbia University - The Earth Institute

Ruth DeFries

Ruth DeFries

Program Co-Head, Undergraduate Special Concentration & Major in Sustainable Development at Columbia University - The Earth Institute

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Birthday

01/01/1957

Age

64

Number of Awards

2

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Vice Chairman at World Wildlife Fund

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Co-Executive Director, Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict & Complexity at Columbia University - The Earth Institute

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Program Co-Head, Undergraduate Special Concentration & Major in Sustainable Development at Columbia University - The Earth Institute

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Program Head, M.S. in Sustainability Science at Columbia University - The Earth Institute

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Program Co-Head, Undergraduate Special Concentration & Major in Sustainable Development at Columbia University - The Earth Institute

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Program Co-Head, M.A. in Climate & Society at Columbia University - The Earth Institute

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Program Head, Ph.D. in Sustainable Development at Columbia University - The Earth Institute

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Program Co-Head, M.A. in Climate & Society at Columbia University - The Earth Institute

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Professor of Professional Practice in International & Public Affairs & Director, Master of Public Administration in Development Practice at Columbia University - School of International and Public Affairs

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Co-Founder at The Millennium Promise Alliance, Inc.

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Ruth DeFries
Program Co-Head, Undergraduate Special Concentration & Major in Sustainable Development at Columbia University - The Earth Institute
Education
Ph.D., Department of Geography & Environmental Engineering
Class of 1980

To educate students, to foster independent & original research, and to share benefits discovered.

B.A. in Earth Science, summa cum laude
Class of 1976

The mission of Washington University in St. Louis is the promotion of learning — learning by students and by faculty. Teaching, the transmission of knowledge, is central to our mission, as is research, the creation of new knowledge. Faculty — composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions — serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care. The university offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs.

Memberships
Fellow
2010 - Prior

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals: Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives; Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern; Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the Visiting Scholars Program and Hellman Fellowship Program; Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions. Click here to learn about our new members. The Academy's headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its geographically diverse membership, it conducts activities in this country and abroad

Fellow
2009 - Prior

American Geophysical Union is an American private company located in Washington, DC. The firm operates as international non-profit scientific association.The company says this about itself: The American Geophysical Union is dedicated to advancing the Earth and space sciences for the benefit of humanity through its scholarly publications, conferences, and outreach programs. AGU is a not-for-profit, professional, scientific organization representing nearly 60,000 members in 139 countries.

Career History
Program Co-Head, Undergraduate Special Concentration & Major in Sustainable Development
Current

Earth Institute, under the direction of Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, comprises more than 30 research centers and some 850 scientists, postdoctoral fellows, staff and students. Working across many disciplines, we study and create solutions for problems in public health, poverty, energy, ecosystems, climate, natural hazards and urbanization. The Earth Institute brings together the people and tools needed to address some of the world's most difficult problems, from climate change and environmental degradation, to poverty, disease and the sustainable use of resources.

Professor
Current

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

Visiting Scientist
1998 - 1998

Carnegie Institution of Washington is engaged in providing technical and scientific research services. The company was founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1895 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Awards & Honors
2007
MacArthur Fellowship
2007
Fulbright Award for Research in India
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