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Global Future of the Environment Fall 2016 Report


During the fall 2016 semester, Global Futures addressed the topic of “The Global Future of the Environment.” 

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February 7, 2017

Global Future of the Environment Fall 2016 Report

A series of lectures by public figures, framed as structured conversation with faculty, students, and a global audience, explored key environmental challenges and how to address them in the decades to come. Speakers included Secretary of State John Kerry; Rachel Kyte, chief executive officer of the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All initiative; and Anote Tong, former president of the sinking island nation of Kiribati. The initiative supported a range of other events related to the environmental theme in collaboration with faculty and students from Georgetown’s schools and environment-related organizations.

Global Futures continued to support innovation in teaching at Georgetown through the Global Future(s) Curriculum Studio, a collaboration with the Designing the Future(s) of the University Initiative, and fostered an online global dialogue through a blog connecting the Georgetown community with wider conversations about the future of the environment.

The Global Futures focus on the environment followed semester-long conversations on global development (spring 2015), governance (fall 2015), and security (spring 2016).

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