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Inter-Policy School Summit

Joining Minds for Global Impact

 The University of Chicago  
Winter 2020

The Summit

1-3 March 2019
The University of Chicago

The Inter-Policy School Summit is excited to announce our partnership with the Aspen Institute's Energy & Environment Program for the 2019 Summit. The Summit will consider Climate Change and National Security, a topic that will come to play an increasingly important role in the policy realm for decades to come.

 

We can view the effects of climate change on four different levels. The primary effect is the warming of the globe due to the greenhouse effect. The secondary effects relate to long-term changes in climate arising from the greenhouse effect. The tertiary effects relate to famines, droughts, drying lakes, and agricultural changes arising from long-term changes in climate. The quaternary effects relate to food and water insecurity, displacement, and political instability arising from tertiary effects.

 

The 2019 Inter-Policy School Summit will bring together graduate students from across the world to propose rigorous and tangible solutions for the quaternary effects of climate change, especially as they pertain to national security.

Since 2017, graduate students from across the world have attended the Inter-Policy School Summit, a conference that seeks to propose rigorous and tangible solutions to some of the most pressing global issues of our time.

The Inter-Policy School Summit is currently ​seeking Graduate Students from the University of Chicago to join our team. If you would like to assist us in making the 2019 Summit a resounding success, please apply here.

The Summit

Feb 28 - Mar 1
The Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago

The Inter-Policy School Summit is excited to announce we are continuing our partnership with the Aspen Institute's Energy & Environment Program for the 2020 Summit. The Summit will consider Climate Change and Urban Adaptation, a topic that will come to play an increasingly important role in the policy realm for decades to come.

 

The objective of the 2020 Inter-Policy School Summit is for students to create a policy rollout document outlining the current status of climate resilience in their assigned city, various relevant background information, and proposed policy solutions that can be taken at the local level to address the climate-related issues facing their cities and how those cities can act to become more resilient. These “case studies,” taken together, will help the Aspen Institute understand what kinds of challenges cities are facing, what innovations and solutions are being employed, and if there are universal lessons that can be used to inform city resilience planning.

 

The 2020 Inter-Policy School Summit will bring together graduate students from across the world to propose rigorous and tangible solutions for the quaternary effects of climate change, especially as they pertain to national security.

About the Summit

Since 2017, graduate students from across the world have attended the Inter-Policy School Summit, a student-run conference that seeks to propose rigorous and tangible solutions to some of the most pressing global issues of our time.

Applications to participate in the 2020 Summit will be available fall 2019. Subscribe to stay tuned!

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