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For information on admissions requirements, application procedures, and deadlines, please visit the Graduate Admissions website or contact SIS Graduate Admissions:

E-mail: sisgrad@american.edu
Phone: 202-885-1646

For information on events and program activities, or for general program information, contact the GEP Program office:

E-mail: gep@american.edu
Phone: 202-885-1683

For academic questions about the GEP or NRSD degree programs, contact Dr. Judith Shapiro:

E-mail: Shapiro@american.edu

Upcoming Events

Introduction to International Environmental Law, Monday September 21, 2015, 9:00am-11:30am 

Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building

American University Washington College of Law Professor David Hunter will explore the field of international environmental law.


Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment Lecture, Monday September 21, 2015, 1:00pm-2:30pm

SIS 300

Holly Buck of Cornell University will present a lecture titled "Why Geoengineering and Sustainable Agriculture Need to Be a Part of the Same Conversation."


Climate Change Governance on the Road to Paris, Monday October 5, 2015, 1:00pm-7:30pm 

Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building

Organized by GEP Professor Sikina Jinnah, this climate conference will highlight the importance of sub-national initiatives, such as the Quebec-California linked emissions trading system, in anticipation of the upcoming UN climate negotiations in Paris. Click here to learn more and to RSVP.


Al-Moumin Environmental Peacebuilding Award Presentation and Lecture, Tuesday October 6, 2015, 2:30pm-5:30pm  

Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building

Liz Alden Wily will present "Communities & the State: Getting the Property Relationship Right for a Safer 21st Century."


Food Tank: The True Cost of Food, Thursday November 12, 2015, 10:30am-12:00pm

Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building

Food Tank, in collaboration with the Union of Concerned Scientists and the GRACE Foundation, will be facilitating a special event to coincide with the release of the new Food Tank research report around True Cost Accounting.

University for Peace

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 The U.N.-affiliated graduate school of peace and conflict studies.

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