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Dec 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Living with Wildfires


If you live in California, it will have been impossible to miss the headlines, which day after day called your attention to the devastating wildfires burning in Northern California in October of this year. For those of us living in San Diego, these headlines brought back vivid memories from 2003 and 2007 when hundreds of thousands of acres burned.

Ten of the top 20 most destructive California wildfires, according to Cal Fire, have occurred in the last decade. Are wildfires on the rise? What’s being done to prevent wildfires? What can we do to protect ourselves?

Join an interdisciplinary expert panel of UC San Diego researchers and county officials as we explore answers to these critical questions.


  • Ilkay Altintas, Chief Data Science Officer, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego
  • Judd (Judson) Boomhower, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, UC San Diego
  • Brian Fennessy, Fire Chief, City of San Diego
  • Frank Vernon, Researcher, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
  • Moderated by Teevrat Garg, Assistant Professor, GPS, UC San Diego

Sponsored by the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy’s Science Policy Fellows Program. Cosponsored by Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s Master of Advanced Studies program in Climate Science and Policy.

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Date and Time

Dec 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm


School of Global Policy and Strategy Robinson Auditorium

Event Registration

Registration for this event is required by Dec 6, 2017. Visit the registration page for details.

Event Fee

Free to attend, but registration is required.


Wendy Hunter Barker.    858-246-1875


Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

School of Global Policy and Strategy’s Science Policy Fellows Program.

Event Category

Talks and Lectures