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Sample topics for the International Environment and Development Seminar
•Key ‘actors’ in the global arena – governments, international organizations, INGOs, individuals, etc.
•Activism and advocacy – strategies for naming, framing, and motivating
•Development and environment challenges in Washington, D.C.
•Strategies of development in the global community – direct service, foreign aid, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and micro-finance.
•The impact of conflict, war, and state failure on development and environment
•What is environmental sustainability?
•Water, sanitation and global health challenges
•Climate Change – impact upon environment and development
•Biodiversity, species preservation and community based resource management
•Eco-tourism, cultural tourism, micro-businesses, crafts and other tourism development efforts
"The International Environment and Development Program offers a great mix of in-class dialogue and real world experience that contributes to a semester of incredible learning and personal growth."
Alana Sampson, Santa Clara University