The Diplomacy Lab is a program that Michael helped initiate last year; several students from the Environmental and Energy Diplomacy class presented their work.
From the School of Global and International Studies: The Indiana University Diplomacy Lab program hosted its first Diplomacy Lab Symposium on April 12 in the Indiana Memorial Union Solarium.
Developed in departments ranging from Jewish Studies to Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, student projects spotlighted at the event bore out this multi-pronged approach to foreign policy. Representing eight courses in five different schools across the university, the projects "span continents and disciplines," explained Olga Kalentzidou, director of academic initiatives and experiential learning at SGIS, and the institutional coordinator for Diplomacy Lab.
Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Hamburger proposed bringing Diplomacy Lab to IU in the spring of 2016 during his year as a Jefferson Science Fellow at the Department of State. Hamburger’s own experience within the agency’s Office of Religion and Global Affairs speaks to the importance of casting a broad net when it comes to eliciting solutions for diverse problems.
The event brought together faculty and students on the IU Bloomington campus who are involved in experiential learning and research projects involving U.S. foreign policy with presentations by student participants and an introductory keynote by Lee Feinstein, dean of the School of Global and International Studies.