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Spring 2022 Political Science BC3060 section 001
Colloquium on the Politics of the Arctic

Call Number 00490
Day & Time
T 10:10am-12:00pm
308 Diana Center
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Kimberly Marten
Course Description The Arctic region is warming more than twice as fast as the rest of the world, and greater portions of the Arctic Ocean are becoming ice-free much faster than anyone had expected even a few years ago. This is having a huge impact on the politics of the region, and is what social scientists call a “natural experiment” (even though it is the result of human activity) or an “exogenous shock” to the status quo. The fact of climate change has implications for virtually every realm of politics and policy: from local governance to cooperative international institutions, from commercial trade to military security, from environmental disasters to economic windfalls (including for indigenous communities). In this colloquium we will explore these changes and their implications, relating each of them to enduring concepts in political science. Each student will choose one case (or a set of related cases) to explore in depth, in an original, argumentative, independent research paper.
Web Site Vergil
Department Political Science @Barnard
Enrollment 12 students (16 max) as of 8:02AM Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Subject Political Science
Number BC3060
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Campus Barnard College
Section key 20221POLS3060X001

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