Monthly Archives: December 2013

A Conversation with Leo Damrosch

In this episode, Leo Damrosch, author of Jonathan Swift: His Life and World, speaks with Yale University Press Director John Donatich, about the story of Swift’s life anew, probing holes in the existing evidence to show how the public version of his life – the one accepted until recently – was deliberately misleading.

A Conversation with Jess Bravin

Jess Bravin, Supreme Court Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, has covered the Guantanamo Bay prison camp since its inception reports on the legal, political, and moral issues that have stood in the way of justice. The deplorable story is a chapter in the War on Terror that has never been fully told before. Here, Bravin speaks with Yale University Press Director John Donatich about his new book, The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay.

Going Local: Climate Adaptation in New England

Dr. Cameron Wake, a research associate professor in climatology at the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space at the University of New Hampshire, leads a research program investigating regional climate and environmental change through the analysis of ice cores, instrumental data, and phenological records, with a focus on the northeast United States, the Arctic, and central Asia. In this podcast, he visits with YCELP researcher Amy Weinfurter about his work, both at UNH and at Climate Solutions New England, a regional network promoting energy self-reliance and weather resilient communities.

Climate Change in Megacities: a Conversation with Rit Aggarwala

The 63 cities in the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group contain 8 percent of the world’s population, have a GDP the size of China’s — and the potential to reduce the global carbon emissions by a billion tons. In this podcast Rit Aggarwala, the former director of long-term planning and sustainability for New York City discusses megacities’ leadership in addressing climate change and PlaNYC, with its goal to reduce New York City’s carbon footprint by more than 30 percent by 2030.