Parallel Session 2.7: Teaching Climate Engineering

Wednesday, 11:00 - 12:30
03 I Plenarsaal

A series of informal, small-group discussions about people’s experiences teaching about climate engineering, sharing stories about successes, challenges, student or audience reactions, approaches that have worked (or not) in different contexts, and specific assignments or learning activities. People who have not yet taught about climate engineering are welcome.

Convened by: 

David Morrow

Organisation: 
American University & Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment
Country: 
USA

David Morrow studies the ethics and governance of climate engineering. He is a Faculty Fellow with the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment at American University in Washington, DC, as well as a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Philosophy & Public Policy at George Mason University. Prior to moving to Washington, he was an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Simon Nicholson

Organisation: 
American University & Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment
Country: 
United States of America

Simon Nicholson is Assistant Professor and Director of the Global Environmental Politics Program in the School of International Service at American University. He is also co-Executive Director of the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, a research and public policy group committed to ensuring that the conversation about climate engineering technologies is inclusive and robust, with a focus on the needs of the most vulnerable people and populations. Simon's research and public engagement center around global environmental governance, global food politics, and the environmental and political implications of emerging technologies. His most recent book (edited with Sikina Jinnah) is, "New Earth Politics: Essays from the Anthropocene" (MIT Press, 2016).

Michael Thompson

Organisation: 
Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment
Country: 
USA

Michael Thompson is the Managing Director for the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, and Policy Advisor with the ​Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative. Previously he has been a researcher at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and The Energy and Resources Institute in Delhi, India.