Michael Oppenheimer

Michael Oppenheimer, a regular visiting professor, is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University. He is the director of the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School and faculty associate of the Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences Program, Princeton Environmental Institute, and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. In the spring term, he usually teaches the Global Environmental Law, Science and Governance seminar.  The seminar has both NYU Law and Princeton students, and classes alternate between the campuses.

Professor Oppenheimer is currently a coordinating lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report. He has published a number of papers this year, including “Upper bounds on twenty-first-century Antarctic ice loss assessed using a probabilistic framework” with CM Little and NM Urban in Nature Climate Change and “A New Strategy for Global Climate Protection” with RB Stewart and B Rudyk in Climatic Change.