Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Global Environmental Policy and Sustainability

The College of Liberal and Professional Studies at the University of Pennsylvania is offering an open course called the "Global Environmental Sustainability Collaborative." _____JH

"Please join faculty and students from The University of Pennsylvania, Kyung Hee University, and Ritsumeikan University, in a global, multi-continent discussion of issues around Global Environmental Policy and Sustainability led by Dr. Don Kettl, Professor of Political Science and Robert A. Fox Professor of Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania.  On this site you have access to the course syllabus and reading list, as well as have 'real-time' access to course lectures and discussions as they unfold. We invite you to join the conversation at no charge as a member-at-large. Create a profile, and join the course conversation as it evolves. As a member you will be able to add your thoughts to the course Comment Wall, Blogs and Forums. Members can also network with each other via email and instant messaging using the 'Facezone' .... Offering a Penn course in an open online forum is an exciting new initiative at Penn."
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