This event will showcase one session of a GradFUTURES Learning Cohort series that build graduate learning communities around a societal, academic or industry trends. All are welcome to join to attend this session to learn more. It is part of the GradFUTURES FORUM, a week-long conference dedicated to graduate student professional development and “Broadening the Impact of the Ph.D, within and Beyond the Academy.
Chad Frischmann is the Vice President and Research Director of Project Drawdown, a nonprofit organization that assesses, maps, models, and communicates the world’s most substantive solutions to global warming. A coalition-builder and systems strategist, Chad works to reverse global warming and build a new, regenerative future with cascading benefits to the environment and to human well-being.
Chad is the lead researcher and principal architect of the methodology and models behind the New York Times best-seller Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming (Penguin, 2017). In collaboration with a global team of researchers and thought leaders, Chad designed integrated global models to assess the world’s most effective climate solutions and determine if, when, and how the world can reach “drawdown,” the point in time when the concentration of atmospheric greenhouse gases begins to decline on a year-to-year basis. As head of research since Project Drawdown’s inception, Chad is a key spokesperson and coalition-builder dedicated to sharing the message and model of Drawdown with the world.
Speaker: Chad Frischmann
Chad holds a master's degree in Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley, a master's degree in Art History from the University of Oxford, and a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and History from George Washington University.