Clark Center Director to Lead 2021 May Term in Australia

  • Jun 10, 2020

Rhonda Evans, director of the Clark Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies, will lead a new May Term program in 2021 and 2022 exploring politics and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. 

Entitled “The Politics of Protecting the Great Barrier Reef,” the program offers an interdisciplinary study abroad experience, mixing marine biology, resource management, history, culture, policy, economics and politics. The course will be held with cooperation from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. 

Students will obtain firsthand experience with the complex world of environmental politics and policy. To offset their carbon footprints, they will participate in land and reef restoration programs.

This course is designed to introduce students to the complex world of environmental politics and policy. It will show them how policymaking processes actually operate, emphasizing the roles vested interests, party politics and political institutions play. The course will examine trade-offs environmental protection often entails and illustrate how electoral politics and political institutions can affect policy outcomes.

Read the full article from the College of Liberal Arts