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JSIS 495 A – Patrick Christie: Transforming International Studies to Consider Environmental and Climate Justice

Task Force

Task Force

Faculty Adviser

Patrick Christie

Patrick Christie

Professor

Task Force students will critically and reflexively analyze their chosen field, program, and profession—international studies. They will consider whether the field of international studies and the Jackson School adequately considers climate change, environmental justice, Indigenous rights, and racial justice in IS educational priorities. The historic and ongoing reasons behind any inadequacies will be critically analyzed. Students will make recommendations for how to realistically transform JSIS international studies educational programs. While the specific topic may evolve, a likely starting point will be assessing how the history of local Indigenous people, treaty-based tribal rights, and links between tribal rights and Puget Sound and local environmental/climate justice are covered in the JSIS curriculum and through linkages between JSIS and other relevant UW departments. This TF is linked to a funded initiative involving local Tulalip tribal youth and leaders (https://www.tulaliptribes-nsn.gov/), the UW American Indians Studies program (https://ais.washington.edu/) and the UW College of Environment (https://environment.uw.edu/) /climate justice are covered in the JSIS curriculum and through linkages between JSIS and other relevant UW departments.

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