science, diplomacy and international policy in a rapidly changing world

Gillian Bowser, Karelyn Cruz - Agricultural Development Advisor

Description:What is the interplay between science and diplomacy in a world facing the greatest environmental challenge known? Here we will explore the nexus between science, policy and diplomacy in the context on managing species and ecosystem resources across international boundaries. The course will combine a series of lectures by U.S. State Department and USAID personnel (in person and online) on current treaty negotiations on species from tuna to migratory birds. Students can expect to learn how ecology interfaces with diplomacy and with several guest lectures by AAAS Fellows in Science and Diplomacy, they will also learn how PhD sciences work and interact in the diplomacy world. In addition, they will meet professional scientists and recent PhD graduates who have chosen to work in the science and diplomacy field. Text and reading materials will be from active negotiations and students will be expected to conduct analysis of actual UN treaties as writing assignments.

Section: 1
Credits: 1
Restrictions: graduate students or permission of the instructor
First Meeting: 1/30/2013
Meeting Times: wednesday 4 - 6
Classroom: NESB, B215
CRN: 10362
Cross Listed: Special Seminar series will be conducted in conjunction with visiting scientist
Enrollment Limit: 15
Background: ecology, political sciences
Course Text: scientific articles and negotiation text from the U.N.
Instructor Contact Info:
      Gillian Bowser 491-5871
      Karelyn Cruz - Agricultural Development Advisor