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Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University

INTL-I 300: Global Environmental Institutions and Development
Professor Nikolaos Zirogiannis*
Section 13132 TuTh 4:00-5:15pm HU 111


What are the most important environmental problems that nations are facing? Are there institutions in place (at the global, national and local level) responsible for crafting solutions? What role do developing countries have in the global environmental forum? What is the relationship between economic development and environmental protection? This class will address those questions, initially through the prism of climate change, "the mother of all environmental problems". We will then examine a series of case studies including cotton production in Benin, lobster fishing in Maine, palm oil cultivation in Indonesia, forest conservation in Bolivia, and tequila distilling in Mexico.

The class is open to Hutton Honors students only, fulfills INTL major/minor requirements and should be of particular interest to those pursuing careers in international development and environmental policy/advocacy.

Section 4371
Section 4371