Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Concentration Profile: Energy, Resources and Environment

This post is the second in an on-going series highlighting SAIS concentrations.
With a rapidly increasing global population, more strain is placed on our resources every day, and effective national and international policy is necessary to manage those resources.  That’s where Energy, Resources and Environment (ERE) comes in.  Dr. David Jhirad, Director of ERE and SAIS professor, discusses some of the challenges in this field today.
To hear Professor Jhirad discuss ERE further, click here.
Beyond academics, ERE students have the opportunity to engage with professionals in their field through seminars and lunch talks, and many ERE students complete a summer internship. 
ERE recently announced the launch of their student-run journal, iSEE (International Solutions for Energy and the Environment), which will include both print and online components, as well as a blog.  The journal will launch in the spring semester of 2013, with a first-issue theme of “Smart Power for All,” which will look at “achieving universal delivery of clean electricity services by 2030 for green and equitable economic growth in specific countries."  The journal offers students the opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty reviewers to prepare papers for publication.
For more information about the ERE program, visit the ERE concentration page.
Thanks for reading!
–Erin Skelly Cameron, Associate Director of Admissions