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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

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

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

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Upcoming Events

Water, Cooperation, and Peace in the Middle East: Summer Practicum Team Report, Tuesday October 20, 2015, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS

Co-sponsored by the Center for Israel Studies, a student practicum team will present their report on their work on water management as a peacebuilding mechanism in the West Bank.

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.

Past Events

Introduction to International Environmental Law

David Hunter of the Washington College of Law explored the changing field of international environmental law.

Why Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Engineering Need to be a Part of the Same Conversation

Holly Buck of Cornell University delivered a lecture on the intersection of agriculture and climate as part of the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment lecture series.

Climate Change Governance on the Road to Paris

This conference highlighted the importance of subnational initiatives, such as the Québec-California linked emissions trading system, in anticipation of the upcoming Paris UNFCCC negotiations. 

Al Moumin Distinguished Lecture on Environmental Peacebuilding: Liz Alden Wily

Liz Alden Wily delivered the third annual Al Moumin lecture, titled "Communities and the State: Getting the Property Relationship Right for a Safer 21st Century." 

The Ecology of Wonder: David Abram

David Abram is a writer, cultural ecologist, and geophilosopher concerned with life at a time of immense environmental intensification. 

Is it Permissible to Research Solar Climate Engineering?

Dr. David Morrow of George Mason University, also an SIS/FCEA fellow, discussed the major arguments against solar climate research and argued that none provide a conclusive reason to ban research, but rather provide guidance on the governance of climate engineering research. 


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