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Global Environmental Politics | SIS

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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


Fall 2014 Events:


September 26 - Fall Welcome Potluck (details TBA via email)

September 29 - SIS 660 visit to NRDC (all GEP/NRSD students welcome)
12:00 - 2:00PM

October 3 - NRSD Orientation, meeting with UPeace representatives
9:00AM - 12:30PM, SIS 300

October 3 - GEP Colloquium with Jacob Scherr of NRDC
3:30-5:00PM, SIS 300

October 8 - Second annual Al-Moumin Environmental Peacebuilding Award and Lecture, with Jon Barnett
3:00 - 5:00PM, SIS Abramson Family Founders Room

October 22 - Global Land Grabs, with Michael Kugelman
2:30-4:00PM, McDowell Formal Lounge



Recent Events:


September 23 - SIS 660 visit to Greenpeace (all GEP/NRSD students welcome)
12:00 - 2:00PM

September 19- GEP/NRSD Alumni Panel, featuring:

Olivia Gilmore, Returned Boren Fellow (Brazil) and U.S. Foreign Service Candidate
Casey Harrison, Program Officer - Private Sector Engagement & Agriculture, WWF
Adam Jadhav, Fulbright-Nehru researcher affiliated with the Indian government's National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management
Larke Williams, Regulatory Project, US-EPA

MGC 245, 3:30 - 4:45 PM

September 5 - GEP Masters Colloquium, "Studying Global Environmental Politics: Wrapping One's Head Around the Planet"
3:30 - 5:00PM, TBA

September 15 - Introduction to International Environmental Law, with David Hunter
11:45AM - 2:00PM, SIS Abramson Family Founders Room

January 15: Clive Hamilton on Environmental Justice Considerations of Climate Engineering
3:00-4:30PM SIS Abramson Family Founders Room

March 14-16 - Mindfulness in Education Network (MiEN) conference, "Mindfulness: Foundation for Teaching and Learning Conference"

March 26 - Dr. Dr. Michael Fabinyi will give a talk entitled "Chinese Seafood Consumption and Implications for the Asia-Pacific"
2:30-4:30PM - SIS 300

March 20 - GEP Colloquium "Why Bother? A Discussion about Environmental Commitment" with GEP faculty panel.

March 18-30 - DC Environmental Film Festival

April 4-6 - “Chico Vive” conference in partnership with the Rainforest Foundation on global environmental activism, commemorating 25th anniversary of the death of Chico Mendes
-SIS Abramson Family Founders Room

April 22 - "Earth Day in a Conflicted World" Panel with GEP faculty and guest (TBA)
3:00-4:30PM - MGC 245


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