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University of Hawaiʻi students interested in sustainability and world politics can apply to participate in a series of courses with an opportunity to observe at United Nations (UN) sessions focused on the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals Agenda.

The fall 2017 PACS 492 course entitled “Sustainable Development in Oceania” will be taught at UH Mānoa with a distance learning option and will focus on people most impacted living in Pacific Islands, introduce students to high-level UN political processes, and participants will earn three UH credits. Students will attend the UN Conference of the Parties in Bonn, Germany for the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change (subject to available funding).

The course is taught by Joshua L. Cooper, dean of the International Human and Peoples Rights Law Program in Vienna, Austria and trainer at the International Training Centre for Teaching Peace and Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. Cooper is director of the HawaiʻiInstitute for Human Rights and also teaches at the University of Hawaiʻi.

The UH Office of Sustainability, in partnership with multiple programs and departments at UH Mānoa and Hawaiʻi civil society partnered to offer this course.

How to apply

Students from all campuses, all years and all majors are invited to apply for the course. The application deadline is September 1, 2017. Download the flyer.

Contact mklynch@hawaii.edu for more information.

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