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Why It’s So Hard to Be Prepared for Disasters

Disaster expert Jeffrey Schlegelmilch discusses February’s devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria, the challenges to building resilience, and how emergencies can reveal the inner workings of a society.

by Daniella Zandi |March 15, 2023

Whole Food Systems: Jessica Fanzo Looks at How Food Connects With Everything Else

The Columbia Climate School’s newest faculty member strives to improve food systems to deliver healthy, equitable, and environmentally sustainable diets.

by Emily Halnon |March 9, 2023

Faculty Spotlight: Sara Tjossem

Tjossem lectures in the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program.

by Saj McBurrows |February 10, 2023
The research team in Madagscar presenting their archeological research.

Cataloging the Past for Clues to Future Climate Adaptation

A Q&A with archaeologist and anthropologist Kristina Douglass, who studies the evolving relationships between people and the environment.

by |February 7, 2023
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Faculty Spotlight: Chandler Precht

Learn more about the associate director of our sustainability programs, a South Florida native determined to protect the ecosystems that first inspired her.

by Frederique Fyhr |December 8, 2022

Faculty Profile: Pooja Chawda

An alum of the Sustainability Management program, she is teaching a course on life cycle assessment this fall.

by Frederique Fyhr |October 12, 2022

Faculty Profile: Hayley Martinez

She’s co-teaching the Earth Institute Practicum this fall.

by Frederique Fyhr |October 5, 2022
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Faculty Profile: Jessica Thurston

A Sustainability Management alum, Thurston is teaching a course on ESG governance this fall.

by Frederique Fyhr |September 28, 2022
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Faculty Spotlight: Adam Gordon

He’ll be teaching ‘ESG-Aligned Corporate Governance’ in spring 2023.

by Emily Tenaglia |August 25, 2022
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Faculty Spotlight: Shaun Hoyte

He’ll be teaching the Sustainability Management program’s capstone workshop this fall, where he’ll work with students to create meaningful solutions to a real-world sustainability challenge.

by Emily Tenaglia |August 22, 2022