TELI 2008

Program Description

The 2008 program was developed by two faculty members, Jonathan Kenny (Chemistry and CIS) and Ann Rappaport (Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning). The goals of the workshop were to enhance faculty literacy on climate change and climate justice and to inspire participants to incorporate these themes into an existing course or to create a new course. Ultimately, the purpose is to increase the ability of all our students to engage with issues that will shape their generation.

TELI 2008 Beth discussing horizontal  TELI 2008 participant Beth Rosenberg

 Workshop Topics and Presenters:

Lawrence Bacow President, Tufts University
Michael E. Capuano U.S. Congressman, 8th district, Massachusetts
Climate Change Basics

  • The State of the Science. Presenter: William Moomaw Fletcher
  • Climate Models and Decision Making. Presenter: Paul Kirshen Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Economic Issues. Presenter: Jonathan Harris Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts
Climate Change, Justice and Growth

  • Climate Change and Global Equity. Presenter: Sivan Kartha Stockholm Environment Institute
  • Growth and Emissions on Campus. Presenter: Sarah Hammond Creighton Office of Sustainability, Tufts
  • National and municipal responses. Presenter: Kent Portney Political Science
Risk and Climate Change

  • Climate Change and Health Risk. Presenter: Paul Epstein Harvard University.
  • Social change, social unrest and climate change. Presenter: Paul Joseph Sociology and Peace and Justice Studies
Linda Jarvin Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT).


TELI 2008 participants visiting a wind turbine in HullTELI 2008 participants visiting a wind turbine in Hull, MA


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