Water, Food & Energy in the Eastern Nile Basin

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The SAIS Global Agriculture Seminar Series and the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP) present Dr. Ben Zaitchik on “Water, Food, and Energy in the Eastern Nile Basin.”

Ben Zaitchik is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. His research includes work on regional climate variability, water resource monitoring, disease early warning, and climate change adaptation. To address research questions in these areas, Dr. Zaitchik employs a combination of satellite data interpretation, atmospheric and hydrological modeling, and meteorological analysis.

Geographically, he has active projects in East Africa, the Middle East and South America. Dr. Zaitchik holds a PhD in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University, an MS in Soil Sciences from Cornell University, and an AB in Biology from Harvard College. Prior to joining JHU, he was a Research Associate at the NASA Hydrological Sciences Branch and a Foreign Affairs Officer in the U.S. Department of State.

Lunch will be provided.


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Rome Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036

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