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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

 Check back soon for a list of GEP events for the upcoming semester.

Past Events

US-Cuba Cooperative Working Group Public Meeting
Monday May 4, 2015, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building

The School of International Service's Global Environmental Politics program hosted the NCBA CLUSA’s US-Cuba Cooperative Working Group. Cuban and US cooperative leaders participated in a panel discussion on the growing cooperative movements underway in both Cuba and the US.

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You can watch the recording of the event below.

GEP/NRSD Capstone Presentations
Tuesday, April 28th, 11:30am-5:15pm
SIS 300

GEP and NRSD students who completed Substantial Research Papers or Theses in the past year presented their work, and the spring GEP/NRSD practicum teams shared their findings.

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China’s Environmental Revolution- Environmental Film Viewing and Discussion with Filmmaker Gary Marcuse

On March 25, 2015, we hosted a screening of two films, "Waking the Green Tiger", and "Searching for Sacred Mountain", and a discussion afterwards with filmmaker Gary Marcuse.

About the films: 

  • Waking the Green Tiger:By declaring that nature must be conquered in the name of progress, Chairman Mao ushered in an era of environmental degradation for China. Now, passionate activists strive to preserve their natural wonders, educate their compatriots and encourage public debate. Winner of the 2013 China Green Film Award, Brazilian Environmental Journalism Award; & Grantham Prize 2012 Special Award of Merit for Environmental Journalism. 
  • Searching for Sacred Mountain:In the midst of a growing environmental crisis in China… Shi Lihong takes a camera crew to a remote Tibetan monastery. There she discovers the Tibetans' commitment to protecting all life around their sacred lakes and mountains, part of a tradition of environmental protection that has been sustained for centuries.

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Climate Change Policy & World Bank Safeguards Reform- Panel Discussion 

When: March 3, 2015, 6-9pm
Where: SIS Abramson Family Founders Room
Description: These two panel discussions brought together the academic community, development practitioners, and community-based organizations to share information and exchange views on the latest developments in Climate Change Policies and the World Bank's Environmental and Social Safeguards policies.

View recording of event: Part 1, Part 2

GEP/NRSD Alumni Conference 2015: Setting the Stage for Sustainability

Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 5:15 PM
This first ever GEP/NRSD alumni conference allowed us to take stock of our collective efforts, to reconnect with old friends and make new ones, and to examine the nature of effective environmental engagement.
To view a recording of the event, click here.

The Other CO2 Problem: Ocean Acidification and its Potential Impacts on Marine Species, Presented by Dr. Wil Burns , Scholar in Residence, School of International Service
When: Jan. 28th, 3-4:30pm
See video below!


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