The planet is facing extraordinary challenges; among them are climate change, loss of biodiversity, environmental degradation, and the unequal distribution of critical resources. Indeed, the environmental challenges that the world now faces have never been more complex, posing greater threat to people around the globe.

This track exposes students to the complex relationship between people and their environments at local, national and global scales. It highlights issues of social and environmental (in)justices as experienced cross-culturally, and the ways people have responded to and addressed environmental change.

Track Director

Kemi George

Associate Professor of Political Science

Robert A. Jones B03A
Office Hours:
Monday 1:40 – 3:00 RAJ B03A, Friday 9:00 – 10:15 RAJ B03A, Monday and Wednesday 12:40 – 1:40 Atwater Dining Room (by appt.), Tuesday and Friday 12:15 – 1:15 Proctor Dining Room (by appt.)


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Advising Wizard

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Student Theses

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