Jacob Scherr, GEP Adjunct Professor, recently wrote a blog post on the momentum being gained leading up to the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. He was in Bonn for Climate Talks representing the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) this past June. His blog post reflects Professor Scherr’s optimism as the calendar moves towards the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris this December. Click here to view his post, which appears on Switchboard, the staff blog of the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Note: Adjunct professors, or rather universities that treat regular professors as adjuncts, have gotten a significant amount of negative press in certain media outlets lately. However, the Global Environmental Politics program utilizes adjunct professors who do not act as full-time professors. Instead they are professionals outside of American University and are considered experts in their field of work; they have chosen to share their experience and expertise with students. This is the case with GEP Adjunct Professor Jacob Scherr. Professor Scherr spent nearly four decades with NRDC as a director and attorney. Currently Professor Scherr is a senior advisor in the international program at NRDC (click here to view a more detailed bio). Since NRDC has an office in Washington DC, class visits to NRDC (usually in students’ first semester in the program) often include meetings with Mr. Scherr, and he is not difficult to access for our students during their time at American University.
The Global Environmental Politics program in the School of International Service at American University is a diverse and inclusive community. The program does not necessarily endorse the ideas contained in this or any other guest post. Please understand that our aim is to provide a space for the expression of a range of perspectives on global environmental concerns.