Soccer in a Warming World


Past Event

Soccer in a Warming World

November 16, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monell Building, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Auditorium

Join the Columbia Climate School Office of Research and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory for this hybrid, half-day workshop to address questions about how climate change will affect the way soccer is played, and the health and performance of soccer players worldwide. 

Co-hosted by Co-Founding Dean for Research, Dr. Maureen Raymo, and World Cup winning member of the US Women's National Team, Samantha Mewis, this workshop will feature short talks from Columbia researchers, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. 

A light reception in the Monell Lobby will follow. 

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Radley Horton, Ph.D., Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory 


Lightning Talks

Jessica Murfree, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, “Sport Ecology: Can Sport be an Effective Tool to Discuss Climate Change?”  

James Noble, M.D., Columbia University Irving Medical Center, “Sports-related Concussion & Climate: Does “concussion weirding” follow global weirding?”

Casey Ivanovich, Columbia University School of Arts & Sciences, “Understanding the Development of Extreme Humid Heat.”

Elan Goldwaser, D.O., Columbia University Irving Medical Center, “How is Climate Change Impacting Athletes?”

Stephen Lewandowski, Ph.D., Uniformed Services University, “Understanding Heat Stress: Athletic Performance, Physiology, and Interventions.”


"Fireside Chats"

Kristina Douglas, Ph.D., Columbia Climate School

Dan Zarrilli, P.E., Columbia Climate School

Leo Matteo Bachinger, Ph.D., NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Andrea Nevil, CBS Sports

Columbia University Students: Jinming He, Hailey Basiouny, & Sophie Harrington


Please note that all guests to campus are required to comply with Columbia University's Health and Safety Policy for visitors, which includes mandatory primary COVID-19 vaccination for all eligible individuals. Guests should be prepared to provide proof of vaccination if asked.

A Zoom link will be sent to virtual attendees approximately 24 hours prior to the event.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Contact Information

Haley Clint