Global Studies Outreach Summer Teacher's Workshop: Under Fire: Intersections of Climate and Conflict


Monday, August 3, 2020 (All day) to Thursday, August 6, 2020 (All day)


Virtual Event - Details Below

This summer, Global Studies Outreach at Harvard will present a four-day workshop for K-12 and community college educators entitled Under Fire: Intersections of Climate and Conflict.


Droughts in Yemen. Wildfires in California. Floods in Bangladesh. Melting permafrost in Siberia. The shifts in climate that are reshaping the global landscape are impossible to ignore, whether they are in the form of unprecedented temperatures, fluctuating rainfall, or more frequent natural disasters.

The examples of climate and environmental change are influencing patterns of diseases, distribution of resources, and movement of people—and, more directly, affecting basic indicators of human well-being like access to clean water and food. In 2018, the World Bank estimated that Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia will generate 143 million more climate migrants by 2050.

This four-day workshop will take place August 3-6, 2020 on Harvard’s Cambridge campus. Geared toward middle school, high school, and community college educators in the humanities and social sciences (but open to educators in all subjects), this workshop will:

  • feature presentations and regional case studies by scholars, experts, policy-makers and practitioners;
  • explore pedagogy and skill-building techniques to help educators and students better understand the intersections of climate and conflict; and
  • provide an introduction to relevant classroom resources to explore with your colleagues and students.

Educators will receive 35 Professional Development Points for their complete participation in the workshop. Interested educators also have the option of earning two graduate credits from Framingham State University for an additional fee and the completion of a post-workshop assignment.

Participation in this program is determined through an application-based selection process. The application is now live and will be due on March 1, 2020. Applicants will be notified of their participation status in early April 2020.

ORGANIZER: Global Studies Outreach at Harvard University