Studies in Politics: International Politics of Climate Change
This course introduces the students to climate change governance by focusing on the workings of the “International Regime for Climate Change.” Students will understand the challenges of collective decision-making on climate. They will learn climate law and diplomacy at both the national and the international levels by drafting policy papers and by engaging in negotiations with other students to pass international law in the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change [UNFCCC]. This course is run as a social science lab that includes a simulation of the annual Conference of the Parties sponsored by the UNFCCC, which will afford the students to opportunity to sharpen practical teamwork, public speaking, and diplomacy skills. The need to integrate key ethical, scientific, economic, political, and cultural aspects of climate change into the law-making process will also help them further their interdisciplinary-thinking skills.
Course Number (Cross Listing 1)
Course Format Description
The course will meet outside. Dress appropriately.