On May 29th Professor Michael Luken delivered the seminar with the International Relations students on the topic “How to design a “Climate Change and International Relations” class?”.

Michael Lüken holds a M.Sc. in Physics and a PhD in Climate Economics. As a Research Associate at Deutsches Klima-Konsortium in 2014-2016, he was responsible for the scientific concept of the online course. In 2015/16, he was also a Lecturer at Humboldt-University Berlin. During the seminar he presented the course plan and content, prospective teaching methods, electronic resources which are going to be applied in the framework of the classes.

A climate change and international relations class along the discussed concept will eventually be offered at IBSU in spring term 2020 and includes the topics such as climate change trends, expected scenarios and outcomes, interests of the various states in dealing with the challenges put by the climate change, the role of climate change issues in cooperating and controversialities of the main political actors and etc. The discussion was held in the interactive manner, with the students asking questions throughout the lecture.