Park Williams, a bioclimatologist whose research focuses on the climatological causes and the ecological consequences of drought, teaches climatology in the summer semester for the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Program.
MPA in Environmental Science and Policy News
Columbia University’s MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program offers its students learning experiences outside of the classroom unlike any other graduate environmental policy program.
“Reading of species after species declared extinct, like the west African black rhinoceros, made me realize that if I ever want to take part in wildlife conservation efforts, the time to take action and to take part in conservation efforts is now.”
Former MPA-ESP student Dannie Dinh decided to pursue a career in the nonprofit sector after completing her graduate degree. But her long-term vision is to use her creativity and artistic expression to raise awareness of sustainability among young people and the general public.
Students in the Environmental Science and Policy program have been analyzing the underlying science behind several bills now before Congress that address environmental issues. They delivered their midterm briefings recently.
Students from Columbia University’s MPA Environmental Science and Policy program recently visited the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory on June 27 to learn about the ground-breaking research being carried out at one of the world’s leading research centers for climate and the environment.
Arina Larasati Susijo has a passion for science, and was drawn to the MPA-ESP program to take advantage of learning the science behind the environmental policy issues facing her native Indonesia and the Southeast Asian region.
Students in the Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy (MPA-ESP) program worked this past semester to analyze city-level strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
“Climate change is an extreme example of what happens when you do not have sustainable development. We will not address climate change unless we change the patterns of production and consumption that drove us to this situation in the first place.”
Are you an undergraduate or graduate student at Columbia or Barnard interested in sustainability and the environment? Are you looking for a paid internship this summer? Apply by Friday, April 22, 2016, to intern in the Executive Director’s office.