Environment Peace Sustainability

Exploring the Intersection of Faith and Environmental Justice with Theologian Hussein Rashid

by |February 26th, 2019

Theologian Hussein Rashid discusses the challenges and possibilities he sees in environmental justice work today. By Rachel Kirk and Meredith Smith Hussein Rashid is a theologian, an adjunct professor of religion at the New School, and founder of Islamicate, a consultancy based in NYC focusing on religious literacy and cultural competency. Professor Rashid brings his… read more

Summer Field Course with AC4 Director on Regional Environmental Sustainability in the Middle East

by |February 20th, 2019

Apply now to participate in NECR 5260: Regional Environmental Sustainability in the Middle East! Application deadline is March 10 at 11:59pm (EST). To learn more about the program, please join us for an online information session on March 7 at 10:30am. Please RSVP here to receive the login information. NECR 5260 is a summer course that takes place in Israel… read more

Article on Gold Mining in Tanzania co-authored by AC4 Director and EPS Team

by |September 25th, 2018

“Understanding Environmental, Health and Economic Activity Interactions Following Transition of Ownership in Gold Mining Areas in Tanzania: A Case of Private to Public“ is now available online in Land Use Policy, Volume 79, December 2018, Pages 650-658. The article presents applied research conducted by the AC4 Environment, Peace and Sustainability Team and is co-authored by Sophia Rhee, Elias Charles Nyanza, Madison Condon,… read more

Sustainability Transformations in Malawi’s Tea Industry; reflections from Margaret Sagan, AC4 Fellow

by |August 29th, 2018

Our team research project followed up on our coursework in the Business and Human Rights clinic, which centered around guidelines for responsible agricultural investment.  In Malawi, the major agricultural commodities grown for export are tobacco, sugar, and tea.  For our AC4-sponsored project, we decided to look at Malawi’s tea industry.  We wanted to understand how… read more

New Paper from AC4 Director and EPS Team

by |August 2nd, 2018

“Conserving Tropical Forests: Can Sustainable Livelihoods Outperform Artisanal or Informal Mining” authored by  Dr. Joshua Fisher, Dr. Poonam Aurora, and Sophia Rhee is now available in Sustainability. The paper discusses conservation efforts and presents a pilot study building on recent research in the Peruvian Amazon from the Environment, Peace and Sustainability initiative. Abstract: The viability of conservation efforts, including protected areas and… read more

Webinar on the Summer 2018 Fieldwork Course: Regional Environmental Sustainability in the Middle East

by |February 20th, 2018

Webinar with Professors Joshua Fisher and Shahar Sadeh: Study Regional Environmental Sustainability in the Middle East in Summer 2018 Friday, March 2nd, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM Please RSVP! This summer, current students across Columbia University will have the opportunity to visit Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian Territories, to experience firsthand the social and… read more

EPS Research Associates

by |January 16th, 2018


What the U.S. Military is Doing About Climate Change – New Blog Post on State of the Planet

by |September 21st, 2017

The lastest blog from Renée Cho, staff writer for the Earth Institute, focuses on What the U.S. is Doing About Climate Change. Cho tells about how the military is aware of the risks of climate change and “been actively working for a number of years already to avoid and adapt to the worst effects of climate… read more

“They were made to eat meat, not grass”: A local conflict, but not with lions; by Adam Pekor

by |August 14th, 2017

Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is an extraordinary place.  Part of the greater Serengeti ecosystem, the NCA hosts some of Earth’s most incredible natural wonders, including the great wildebeest migration and the famed Ngorongoro Crater, an extinct volcanic caldera containing one of the densest populations of lions in Africa.  The NCA is also home to… read more