Changing Climate Policy with Century International

How do think tanks operate and seek to change policy? This workshop, organized by Century International, will explore the key structural elements of think tank research. At the same time, workshop participants will collaborate with Century International’s climate working group to expand the existing Iraq-centered climate program into a wider MENA regional framework—intended to change research agendas and government policies.

The Kevorkian Center’s Director, Mohamad Bazzi, will serve as the faculty liaison for this workshop.

The workshop will meet weekly with Thanassis Cambanis and Century International staff and collaborators. Each session will explore at least one aspect of think tank operations and their implications for research, advocacy and policymaking. Workshop participants will work with Century staff to pilot a new line of regional MENA climate research, culminating with a conference during the workshop’s final session.

Workshop Instructor:

Thanassis Cambanis is an author, journalist, and director of Century International, a think tank headquartered in New York City. His work focuses on U.S. foreign policy, Arab politics, and social movements in the Middle East. He is currently working on a book about the impact of the 2003 Iraq invasion on the international system. He is the author of books about the Egyptian revolution of 2011 and Hezbollah, and editor of five volumes about politics, citizenship and security in the MENA region. He regularly contributes to Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, World Policy Review, and other publications. He is an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Registration Deadline: January 19, 2024
Consortium Form: Inter-University Doctoral Consortium Registration Form 

Albert Course Info: NEST-GA 2999-002 Topics in Middle East Politics

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