Programs by Country: India + Dialogue of Civilizations

INDIA: Climate Change Science and Policy – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | , India

Faculty leader: Auroop Ganguly (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (

Term: Summer I

Website: You can find out more about this dialogue here


  • CIVE4777 Climate Hazards and Resilient Cities
  • CIVE4778 Climate Adaptation and Policy


Climate change has been described as a “clear and present danger” to humankind by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and as “the only thing that … has the power to fundamentally end the march of civilization as we know it” by former United States President Bill Clinton. The two courses will explore the science, impacts, and policy issues pertinent to climate change.

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INDIA: Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Hyderabad, India

Faculty Leader: C. Sara Minard (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (


  • ENTR4512 Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development in India
  • ENTR4514 Development Practice and Global Citizenship in India

Description: The overriding premise of this four-week Dialogue on Civilizations course in India is that the inception and implementation of a social innovation begins by understanding a social problem within a particular context, and developing a systems-based approach to imagining solutions to reduce or solve the social problem. Through a learning-by-doing approach, students delve into critical social problems in the country—gender inequality, financial exclusion, climate vulnerability, environmental degradation, water access, disease, illiteracy, human trafficking, food insecurity, etc.—and working alongside local counterparts in government, private sector and the social sector, they design, develop and test innovative solutions to improve existing systems and help local partners achieve sustainable development. This course has three parts: 1 - a personal journey of establishing communication between heart, mind and experience, between imagination and facts, 2 – a social entrepreneurial journey of researching and designing sustainable economic solutions to social problems, 3 – a global citizen journey of examining what are common human experiences in a globalized world in order to understand how, as global citizens, we can use this awareness to inform decisions in our everyday lives, overcome separation and build communities based on an appreciation of difference.

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