Tag: MPA in Environmental Science and Policy News

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Hosts New MPA Students

by | 6.23.2015 at 2:14pm
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On Monday, June 22, the newest Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science & Policy (MPA-ESP) candidates spent a beautiful, sunny day touring Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, just a short bus ride away in Palisades, NY. Led by Environmental Chemistry professor Benjamin Bostick and Climatology professor Jason Smerdon, the students were exposed to many different areas of groundbreaking research that the world-class facility has to offer.

MPA Program Congratulates Graduates, Welcomes 52 New Students

by | 6.17.2015 at 11:58am
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The MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program is proud to congratulate the 59 members of the Class of 2015 who graduated from the School of International and Public Affairs on May 21 and welcomed 52 new students only five days later on May 26.

Preserving the Origins of Environmental Law for a New Generation of Leaders

by | 5.19.2015 at 12:41pm | 1 Comment
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In fall 2014, Columbia University, through the School of International and Public Affairs, the School of Continuing Education and the Earth Institute, offered a never-before-taught class on “The Origins of Environmental Law.” While many courses teach the fundamentals of environmental law, this course spoke to the people and politics behind the creation of the legislation. The Earth Institute is excited to present a short film providing a glimpse into the importance of this course.

Putting Knowledge to Work in the Real World: The Capstone Projects

by | 5.11.2015 at 9:58am
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The study of sustainability management and environmental policy is put to the test when applied to solving real world problems. Students in Columbia University’s Master of Science in Sustainability Management and Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy programs presented their final capstone projects done for real clients.

MPA Student Hopes to Bridge Gaps in Environmental Policy

by | 4.28.2015 at 3:18pm
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For Adrian Ang, the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program presents a unique blend of skills that he hopes to apply to a future career in environmental policy and leadership.

ESP Alum Works to Bring Better Environmental Standards to Oil and Gas Industry

by | 4.9.2015 at 1:17pm
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Josh Garrett, a 2012 graduate of the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program, serves as the Director of Communications for Equitable Origin, a firm based in New York. Through his work with Equitable Origin (or EO), Josh works to educate people about how to transform the oil industry for a safer, cleaner future.

Lessons in Sustainability Policy

by | 4.9.2015 at 11:11am
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On April 7, 2015, the Earth Institute hosted a panel event and reception on ‘Sustainability Policy: Progress and Opportunity.’ Over 170 students, faculty, and local professionals gathered in Low Library to hear a panel of experts speak about sustainability and the role of government. Panelists discussed local-level policy, the role of metrics, and what the future of sustainability requires.

Sustainability Students Explore Jobs in the Built Environment

by | 4.6.2015 at 10:34am
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What jobs are available to students with a sustainability degree, who are interested in the built environment? What can students to do to land, or create, a job in this field? These questions and more were answered at a mini-career workshop on March 23, which focused on “Innovation and the Built Environment.”

Student Profile: Carolina Rosero

by | 3.25.2015 at 2:32pm
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For Carolina Rosero, the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program will provide the tools she needs to bridge the gap between scientists and decision-makers. She hopes to combine the skills she gained through her job in Ecuador’s Ministry of Environment with her coursework at Columbia to make an impact in developing nations.

The Acorns Were Here Long Before the Squirrels

by | 3.13.2015 at 4:23pm
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Forests are a critical component of ecosystems, and the effective management of this natural resource is a topic of great concern to sustainable development and humanity. On March 7, Ralph Schmidt, former director of forest programs with the United Nations Development Program, led a seminar on sustainable forest management for Earth Institute students and alumni.