Sunday, February 10, 2013

Summer program at Columbia University on "The History of Climate Change and the Future of Global Governance"

The History of Climate Change and the Future of Global Governance
Department of History, Columbia University
May-August 2013

The Hertog Global Strategy Initiative (HGSI) seeks talented
undergraduates, graduate students, and mid-career professionals for
its 2013 seminar on the History of Climate Change and the Future of
Global Governance.

HGSI is a research program that explores how the world community has
responded to planetary threats to derive lessons that will help us
take on the challenges of the present and the future. Each summer, a
select group of participants comes to Columbia University for three
months to work with leading scholars and policymakers. This year's
initiative hopes to train a new generation of researchers and leaders
who understand both the development of climate science and the
changing nature of world politics.

The 2013 seminar will be taught by Matthew Connelly, Professor of
History at Columbia University, and Jim Fleming, Professor of Science,
Technology, and Society at Colby College. They will be assisted in the
classroom by Deborah Coen, Paul Edwards, Mike Hulme, Bill McKibben,
Gavin Schmidt, and nearly a dozen other leaders in the field.

Participants pursue original research both independently and in teams.
Students will receive eight credit points for the seminar, the
equivalent of two semester-long courses at Columbia.

For more information about the program, visit You can also find us on Facebook and
Twitter. Please direct any further questions to or 212-854-9854.

Application Deadline: March 5, 2013
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