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Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Workshop in Sustainable Development (IPWSD)

posted Dec 9, 2016, 1:57 AM by Berlin Development

The sustainability of development presents some of the most important policy challenges concerning the future of our planet. None of these central issues can be understood from the sole perspective of a traditional discipline,  whether in the social,  natural,  engineering or health sciences.  After the great success of the inaugural workshop in 2011,  Columbia University’s Sustainable Development Doctoral Society is convening the seventh annual Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Workshop in Sustainable Development (IPWSD);  scheduled for April 21–22, 2017,  at Columbia University in New York City.

The IPWSD is a workshop open to students working on or interested in issues relating to sustainable development. It is intended to provide a forum to present and discuss research in an informal setting,  as well as to meet and interact with similar researchers from other institutions.  In particular,  we hope to facilitate a network among students pursuing in-depth research in one or several disciplines,  whether quantitative or qualitative in focus, to generate a larger interdisciplinary discussion concerning sustainable development. Workshop attendees can present current research they are working on, serve as discussants, or attend the workshop without presenting or serving as a discussant.

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