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Upcoming Events


Fall 2014 Events:

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

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

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



Past Events:

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



Fall 2013 Events

Spring 2013 Events

Fall 2012 Events

Spring 2012 Events

Fall 2011 Events


Fall 2013 Events

Monday, September 16 (11:45 - 2:30 pm,SIS Abramson Family Founders Room, Introduction to International Environmental Law, with David Hunter

September 23 (9:30 am-11:30 am, MGC 200) The American Way of Eating, with Tracie McMillan

October Practicum team on water and peacebuilding in Israel/Palestine presents research and reports

October 1 (9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m, SIS Abramson Family Founders Room) Ivory Belongs to Elephants, with Jim Nyamu

October 1 (11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Sixth Floor Student Lounge, American University WashingtonCollege of Law) Environmental Peacebuilding on the Jordan River

October 16 (details TBD)- World Food Day

October 17-18 (details TBD)- JPAC Conference on 20th anniversary of NAFTA’s Commission on Environmental Cooperation (CEC)

October 23 (11:00am - 12:00pm, Ward 1) GEP will co-host "Growing Our Way Into a New Economy." Schoolteacher Stephen Ritz speaks about teaching urban agriculture in the South Bronx.

October 24 (details TBD)- National Food Day

November 6 (9:00am - 4:00pm, WCL)- Putting People First: Regulating Big Industry to Promote Environmental Health Symposium presented by the Sustainable Development Law and Policy Publication.

November 11 (4:30pm, SIS 110)- The Cuba study abroad course will present their findings, research, and experience from the two-week intensive program.

November 18-21 (details TBD)- Cuban economist and scholar Laneydi Martinez will be a visiting scholar at AU. This will include a formal presentation on changes in the Cuban economy and its effects on sustainability, agriculture, and food security. There will also be a brown-bag lunch.

December 5-6 (details TBD)- Rural Coalition Winter Forum and Annual Gala


Spring 2013 Events

Sunday, May 12:

GEP & NRSD Graduation Ceremony,

10AM-12PM, SIS Abramson Family Founders Room

SIS Commencement Ceremony,

1PM, Bender Arena


Wednesday, April 30:

GEP/NRSD SRP Presentation Day

SIS 300

Friday, April 26:

Save the Date for SIS Practicum Presentations
SIS Abramson Family Founders Room


  • Agricultural Policy for Social and Ecological Resilience 


  • International Financial Flows: Environmental Practices


  • Development and Conflict in the Mekong River Basin, Office of Conservation and Water Team
  • Local-scale Sustainable Design, National Capital Planning Commission Team


 April is Earth Month!

Panel on Sustainable Food & Agriculture:
Advocacy in Action
Monday, April 8th
10:20 A.M. - 11:35 A.M.
SIS 233

Panel on Climate Activism:
Wednesday, April, 10th
10:00 A.M. - 11:35 A.M.
Ward 304

Working Downtown:
Careers in Environmental Politics Panel
with young professionals from National Geographic, Department of Energy, and Environmental Protection Agency.
Tuesday, April 23rd
9:00 A.M.- 10:30 A.M.
SIS Abramson Family Founders Room

Event on Food Security and Sovereignty:
Tuesday, April 23rd
4:00 P.M. - 5:15 P.M.
Location TBD

And more!

Sunday, February 17:

Forward on Climate Rally (350.org, The Sierra Club and the Hip-Hop Caucus)

12PM, The National Mall


Friday, March 1:

Multilateral Environmental Agreements and the Role of International Financial Institutions, with Charles E. Di Leva, Chief Counsel at the Environmental and International Law Unit for The World Bank

10:20-11:35AM, McDowell Formal Lounge


Monday, March 18:

Environmental Film Festival screening of Shark Loves the Amazon(60 min).  

7PM, SIS Abramson Family Founders Room


Tuesday, March 19:

The inaugural Al Moumin Lecture on Environmental Peacebuilding presents "Natural Resources and Conflict: A Glimpse into the Future,"
with Michael Ross. Sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute.

2-4:30PM, SIS Abramson Family Founders Room