Friday, March 25, 2016

Global Semester

Science Diplomacy - apply by 4/8


Want an internship in DC?  Join Global Semester.

Our world is increasingly defined by scientific advancements and technological innovation. Solutions to today’s global challenges — in economic growth/poverty reduction, climate change, food security, and health – will rely on developments in science and technology (S&T). Science is now a global endeavor. 
The United States and many other countries view S&T as the means to achieve economic goals and ensure the well-being of their populations. The pursuit of knowledge and technology development relies on national level efforts and also extends beyond national jurisdictions. As a result, the linkages between foreign policy and S&T have never been stronger.  Science Diplomacy integrates the foreign policy and scientific and technological communities. 
In the fall, students will take a course that will explore the science and technology/foreign policy nexus with specific assessments to include energy and climate change, public health, space and innovation, and economic development. 
In the spring, students will intern in a federal or international agency located in DC.  Most ENSP students choose to do this as ENSP386, which we can "count" for 5 credits because you will likely be interning 20 hours/week.
For more information and to apply, go to: Global Semester in Washington, DC.  Apply by 4/8 for best consideration; rolling admissions thereafter.
Instructors:  
Jonathan Margolis, Ph.D., Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Science, Space and Health -- Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.  
Griffin M. Thompson, Ph.D., Senior Climate Change Program Manager, Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science, U.S. Department of State.