Q&A: LBJ Students Map Africa's Vulnerability to Climate Change and Study South African Governance Challenges in Cape Town
Foreign Affairs Magazine
Thursday, August 26, 2010
LBJ School Assistant Professor Josh Busby on the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law's program on Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) and his year-long Policy Research Project (PRP) with students on climate change and security in Africa
What was the innovative course you taught?
This year I taught a year-long Policy Research Project (PRP) on climate change and security in Africa as part of a five-year research project being carried out by the Strauss Center's program on Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS), funded by the U.S. Department of Defense.
What were the goals of the course?
I wanted students to have the experience of doing important work, to learn about a critical issue facing U.S. national security and to attain valuable skills for their future global policy careers.