Credits: 3 per term
Fall 2012: Th, 10:30-1:20, Kroon 321
Spring 2013: Th, 10:30-12:50, Sage 32
Fall OCI Listing
Spring OCI Listing
First Class begins January 24, 2013
Climate change is possibly the greatest challenge confronting us as we endeavor to limit average global temperatures and the resulting climate change. The negotiation has been complex, difficult and slow linked as it is to economic development, resource management and to financial constraints. Progress has been made on some key issues in recent years but still falls short of an agreement. The plan now is to start real negotiation in 2015 and to conclude in 2018. We cannot just wait and see. One positive response is an objective review of what has been achieved and where improvement should be made so as to find a timely and effective solution.
The purpose of the Seminar is to engage students in the preparation of a questionnaire encompassing essential elements and requirements germane to a global commitment to combat climate change. Students will use the questionnaire to interview UN diplomats in New York, analyze and synthesize the results gathered and present their findings to the UN community at the United Nations.
Hopefully, through the questionnaire, interviews, syntheses and oral articulation, students will better understand the complex processes and key procedural and substantive issues. The dissemination of the findings to a larger audience will be a useful contribution.
Interested students should send their applications to Dr. Roy S. Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 12 January 2013. The application should include a personal history and a paragraph of their interest.