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Are you passionate about international climate policy and politics? Interested in becoming an expert in climate diplomacy and even attending this year’s U.N. negotiations? If so, apply to the U.N. Climate Change Negotiations Practicum!

The U.N. Climate Change Negotiations Practicum is a semester-long course that offers students an opportunity to study the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the climate negotiations process. Students gain hands-on experience working with clients at the heart of the negotiations, including NGOs and country delegations. In the past, students have traveled to the annual climate negotiations, and we anticipate being able to bring this year’s student delegation to the COP in Bonn, Germany, in November 2017.

The course is generously supported by Duke’s Bass Connections program. It is open to all Duke graduate students and upper-level undergraduates, and will meet for two hours once a week. Graduate students receive 1.5 credits undergraduates will receive 0.5 credits. The course meeting time will be updated once it is available.

Due to limited seats, students must apply for a spot in the class. The application period begins in early August. Applicants will be informed about their acceptance by mid-August.