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Professor Kammen teaches a core ERG course, ER100/200 "Energy and Society" that takes an interdisciplinary approach to all aspects of energy systems, technical, economic, environmental, social, and political. He also teaches ER120 "Renewable Energy" that combines energy resource, engineering, economic, environmental, and sociological perspectives in the study of the current state and potential future role of renewable energy technologies in both developed and developing nations. Until 1999 he was on the faculty of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where he offered a number of courses in the area of science and technology analysis and policy. At the undergraduate level he offered WWS308 "Process and Methods in Science and Technology Policy"; MAE319 "Topics in Renewable Energy Conversion" WWS304 "Science, Technology and Public Policy" and lectured in ENV201 "Environmental Science and Policy". At the graduate level he offered: WWS571 "Environment and Development; WWS571c "Technology Transfer and Development"; and WWS589 "Methods in Science, Technology and Public Policy". Professor Kammen’s research interests include: the science, engineering, management, and dissemination of renewable energy systems; health and environmental impacts of energy generation and use; rural resource management, including issues of gender and ethnicity; international R&D policy, climate change; and energy forecasting and risk analysis. He is the author of over 90 journal publications, a book on environmental, technological, and health risks (Should We Risk It?, Princeton University Press) and numerous reports on renewable energy and development. He has been featured on radio, network and public broadcasting television and in print as an analyst of energy, environmental, and risk policy issues and current events. His recent work on energy R&D policy appeared in Science, and Environment, and has been featured on PBS, KQED, CNN, and in many newspapers via the Reuters news service.