Deadline: 15 January 2014
The Global Diversity Foundation hereby announces the GESA2014– the fourth Global Environments Summer Academy, held in collaboration with the Centre for Development and Environment of the University of Bern (Switzerland) between 26 July and 15 August 2014.
Since 2011, Global Diversity Foundation has organised Global Environments Summer Academy to broaden and deepen the knowledge, networking and communication skills of activists, postgraduate students and professionals who are concerned about the human dimensions of environmental challenges. The Academy spans local to global scales and diverse ecosystems, exploring the most critical contemporary environmental issues from multiple perspectives including biocultural diversity, environmental history, political ecology, sustainability studies and personal activism.
Accompanied by international and multidisciplinary resource people, participants are encouraged to expand their understandings of policy, develop academic insights and competence, and transcend disciplinary and place-based boundaries. Resource people and fellow participants offer personalised support in research design, conceptual and theoretical frameworks, fieldwork methods and data analysis throughout the course.
The course convenors select 18-21 participants from around the world who have the capacity to become future environmental leaders in academic, civil society, private sector or government institutions.
Applications are invited from English-fluent activists, postgraduate students and professionals in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences – as well as from those working in advocacy, law, media or policy – who focus on the relationship of environment and society.
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