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Gilman Climate Leaders Seminar Series: Welcome and Overview of Global Climate Agreements

This virtual event will kick off the Gilman Climate Leaders Seminar Series (March 24 - May 12), designed by the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and Duke University Energy Initiative and funded by the U.S. Department of State. The interdisciplinary series aims to enhance attendees' understanding of the climate crisis-including its social, political, and economic impacts-through a foreign policy lens. Featured speakers include Duke University faculty as well as other prominent scholars and professionals. During the March 24 event, the U.S. Department of State will welcome attendees and Brian Murray (Duke University) will set the stage for the seminar series, describing the goal of starting and ending with the formal epicenter of global climate change policymaking, the United Nations, as well as engaging with the on-the-ground challenges and opportunities that shape and inform formal negotiations and treaty outcomes. Rob Jackson (Stanford University), Jonathan Wiener (Duke University), and Jennifer Haverkamp (University of Michigan) will also discuss their experiences in global climate change assessments and UN climate negotiations. The first seven seminars in the series are open to students at all U.S. colleges and universities as well as to the Duke community, including students, alumni, faculty, and staff. An eighth seminar will be offered exclusively to students and alumni of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholars Program. Learn more and register:


Civic Engagement/Social Action, Energy, Global, Human Rights, Panel/Seminar/Colloquium, Politics, Sustainability, Webcast