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Official Opening of the Symposium:
Welcome by Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans
Address by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

First Plenary The Interconnectedness of All Things
Chair: H.E. Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans

Mrs Jacqueline Clarkson, New Orleans City Council
Mr John M. Barry, Author
What Happened to New Orleans Threatens every Coastal Area in the World
Mr Hylton Murray-Philipson, Director, Wingate Ventures Ltd. UK
Turning Points and Tipping Points
Professor Mary Evelyn Tucker, Senior Lecturer and Senior Scholar, Yale University
The Universe Story and An Ecological Future
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Afternoon session: Can Religion Help Save the Planet?
Chair:
Professor Mary Evelyn Tucker, Senior Lecturer and Senior Scholar, Yale University

Dr Richard Chartres, Lord Bishop of London
H. E. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington
Professor of Philosophy Roger S. Gottlieb, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Dr Margaret Barker, Biblical Scholar
Ms Patricia Cochran, Former Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council
Professor of Christian Ethics John Hart, Boston University School of Theology
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Second Plenary: Climate Change, Consequences
Chair:
Dr Richard Chartres, Lord Bishop of London

H. E. Mr Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia represented by Dr. Graeme Kelleher
Dr Robert Corell, Chair of the Climate Action Initiative
Dr Gavin Schmidt, climate scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Brigadier General Michael J. Walsh, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, President Designee, Mississippi River Commission
Dr Peter Bridgewater, Chairman, Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Dr Robert Harriss, President and CEO, Houston Advanced Research Center
Professor Minik T. Rosing, Natural History Museum, University of Copenhagen
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Afternoon Session: Climate Change, Consequences (continued)
Chair:
Dr Jerome Delli Priscoli, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers senior advisor

Professor Dr Hans-Peter Duerr, Max-Planck Institute for Physics and Astrophysics
Dr Victor G. Gorshkov - Dr Anastassia Makarieva, Petersburg Physics Institute (video presentation)
Professor of Mathematical and Theoretical Ecology Larry Li, University of California at Riverside
Dr John Briscoe, Gordon McKay Professor of Practice of Environmental Engineering, Harvard School of Engineering and School of Public Health
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Third Plenary: Katrina, What Went Wrong and Lessons Learned
Chair:
Mr Tom Spencer, Executive Director European Centre for Public Affairs

Lt General Robert L. Van Antwerp, Chief of US Army Corps of Engineers
Dr Tran Thuc, Chairman, Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Mekong River
Mr Carl Pope, Executive Director, Sierra Club
Professor Gerald E. Galloway Jr., Glenn L. Martin Institute, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Maryland
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Afternoon Session: Should Inhabited Coastal Areas Be Defended Or Abandoned? Global-Warming Refugees
Chair:
Professor Minik T. Rosing, Natural History Museum, University of Copenhagen

Dr Jerome Delli Priscoli, USACE Senior Advisor on international water issues
Dr Ivor van Heerden, Deputy Director of the Louisiana State University Hurricane Center and Director of the Center for the Study of Public Health Impacts of Hurricanes
Professor Gerald E. Galloway Jr. Glenn L. Martin Institute, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Maryland
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Fourth Plenary: Energy - Pollution Represents the Failure of Economies to Develop without Harming Our Ecosystem
Chair:
Mr John Grim, Senior Lecturer and Scholar, Yale University

Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz, Columbia Business School (video projection of interview)
Professor Herbert Girardet, co-founder and Director of Programmes, World Future Council
Mr Tom Spencer, Vice Chairman, Institute for Environmental Security
Mr Mark Schleifstein, Journalist, The Times-Picayune
Mr Andrew Mitchell, Executive Director Global Canopy Programme
Reverend Jim Ball, Ph.D, Senior Director, EEN Climate Campaign
The Age of Stupid, a controversial film on climate change and New Orleans taking Europe by storm (part I: 45 min.) 
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Afternoon Session: Can Contemporary Global Corporate Capitalism and a Habitable Planet Coexist?
Chair:
Dr Robert Corell, Chair of the Climate Action Initiative

Dr Vandana Shiva, Physicist, environmental activist and writer
Mr Benedict Haerlin, Director of the Foundation on Future Farming and Director of Save our Seeds initiative
Professor Aaron T. Wolf, Department of Geosciences, Oregon State University
Professor Mary Evelyn Tucker on 350.org, an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis--the solutions that science and justice demand.
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Fifth Plenary: The Future, Restoring and Protecting
Chair:
Mr Hylton Murray-Philipson, Director, Wingate Ventures Ltd. UK

Professor Herbert Girardet, co-founder and Director of Programmes, World Future Council
Mr R. King Milling Chairman, America’s Wetland
Ms Anne Milling, Founder, Women of the Storm
Ms Anne Rolfes, Founding Director, Louisiana Bucket Brigade
Ms Wilma Subra, Louisiana Environmental Action Network
Ms. Margie E Richard, Environmental Activist
Ms Beth Galante, Director, Global Green's New Orleans Resource Center & Office
Mr Charles E. Allen, III, MSPH, Associate Director, Center for Bioenvironmental Research Tulane and Xavier Universities
Ms Daphne Derven, Executive Director, New Orleans Food and Farm Network
Ms Denise Byrne, Director, Friends of New Orleans
Ms Sandy Rosenthal, Founder and Director of Levees.org
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Afternoon session: Media, Successes And Failures
An open discussion led by:
Daniel Howden, The Independent
Mark Schleifstein, Times-Picayune, New Orleans
Paul Brown, The Guardian
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Concluding Session
Professor Minik T. Rosing, Natural History Museum, University of Copenhagen
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