Project on Health and Environmental Risk Invites Students to Join Team in Spring
January 5, 2018
A current Bass Connections project invites undergraduate and graduate students to join the team for the spring semester. The goal of Decisions on Complex Interdisciplinary Problems of Health and Environmental Risk (ENERGY 396/796) is to unpack how interconnected physical, biological, legal and social perspectives contribute to environmental risk scenarios—in this case the management and regulation of refrigerants. The team’s case study aims to improve the ability to navigate and address future risks to our environment and health.
The project design breaks down the decision-making process surrounding these fluorinated chemicals into five key “decision nodes”—crucial moments in the narrative arc of risk and refrigerants that encourage students to probe the competing interests and claims of various influential stakeholder groups and interview relevant experts in the field.
New students would join for the last two nodes, which focus on the London and Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol, an international treaty designed to phase out the production and consumption of ozone-depleting chemicals. These new team members would also be integrally involved in the year-end project, a creative and intellectually rigorous endeavor intended to communicate team findings and insights. Interested students should contact the team’s project manager, Kathleen Burns.