Green Chemistry: Collaborative Approaches & New Solutions Agenda


8:00am - Registration

9:00am - Welcoming Remarks
John Arnold, Faculty Director, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry (BCGC) Robert J. Birgeneau, Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley Richard A. Mathies, Dean, College of Chemistry Robert C. Spear, Professor, School of Public Health.

9:30am - Paul Anastas, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Research and Development and Science Advisor to the EPA, discussing the role of Green Chemistry in a sustainable future.

- Break 

10:30am - Robert H. Grubbs, Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, in discussion with Robert G. Bergman, Gerald E. K. Branch Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, UC Berkeley, considering the relationship between safety and efficiency in chemical synthesis. (Please note: This talk will not be webcast or recorded).

11:30am - Henry Bryndza, Director of Technology for DuPont, in conversation with Martin Mulvihill, BCGC, on the drivers of safer chemical technologies in the chemical industry.                  
12:30 - 1:15pm - Lunch (will be provided)

1:15pm   -  Hon. Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) and Hon. Assemblymember Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles), explaining the role of public policy and law in stimulating Green Chemistry innovation. 

2:00pm  -  Dr. Lynn Goldman, Dean, School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., in conversation with Michael P. Wilson, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley, on the intersection of Green Chemistry with  the environmental health sciences and chemicals policy. 
2:30pm   - John M. Balbus, Senior Advisor for Public Health at NIEHS, and Gerald V. Poje, U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, in conversation with Megan R. Schwarzman, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley, on the role of environmental health in the development of green chemistry technologies.
3:45pm   -  Break
4:00pm  -   John Warner, President of Warner Babcock Institute of Green Chemistry, discussing the future of Green Chemistry: innovation and education.
4:45pm   -  Interdisciplinary Approaches to Advancing Green Chemistry
A panel discussion featuring the day’s speakers, moderated by Robert Peoples, Director, Green Chemistry Institute, American Chemical Society.
5:30 – 6:30pm Reception