Bryce Bray MAIEP ’18 has been awarded a Boren, a Fulbright, and most recently an Institute of Current World Affairs fellowship, all of which are helping him continue to develop expertise and expand his professional network in his chosen field of climate policy.
The Middlebury Institute offered the International Professional Service Semester (IPSS) practicum internship course as a summer course for the first time 2021. Six students from three degree programs (IEP, IPD, and MPA) are participating in the first summer cohort.
Researchers from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, the Virtual Human Interaction Lab and the Lemann Center at Stanford University, in a partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the City of Santa Cruz, and Virtual Planet Technologies announced today the publication of a groundbreaking study about the use of Virtual Reality (VR) in sea level rise planning and community engagement. The study is part of the special issue of Water, a peer-reviewed journal on water science and technology, dedicated to “Adaptation to Coastal Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise” which will be released on May 13, 2021.
On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in one of the largest and certainly most timely Ocean lobbies in U.S. history, over 300 people from more than 30 states and territories met with 107+ Members of the House of Representatives and their staff, and 33+ Senators and staff. Over 150 virtual meetings took place on this Ocean Climate Action Lobby Day! The coalition (many of whose members had never visited with their elected representatives before) sent a clear message to our national policymakers: you cannot solve the climate crisis without ocean health, and ocean health is key to solving the climate crisis.
In order to highlight the greenest states and call out those doing a poor job of caring for the environment, WalletHub compared each of the 50 states on 25 key metrics. For more insight into eco-friendliness at the household, government, and global levels, they asked several questions to a panel of environmental and economic experts including Jason Scorse, program chair of the MA in International Environmental Policy and director of the Center for the Blue Economy. Please note that this article is only available in the U.S.