For the first time in the school’s history, Boston College was invited to attend COP26, a two-week United Nations conference on climate change. A group of BC students and faculty will join 20,000 people from around the world in Glasgow, Scotland for the conference.
Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, connected the fight against climate change to human rights in her Wednesday Lowell Series lecture.
Boston College’s Global Observatory on Public Health has begun its first project, which will focus on the burden of disease caused by air pollution in India and will be completed in conjunction with 20-25 other scientists from around the world.
Boston College announced that it has created a Global Observatory on Pollution and Health to raise awareness about the problems surrounding pollution. The observatory will be directed by Philip J. Landrigan.
“We need to bring in professionals from all walks of life—diplomacy can’t be left to just the foreign service types,” Samantha Power said.
Samantha Power graduated from Yale University in 1992 and Harvard Law School in 1999, and Ed Markey, a Double Eagle, graduated from BC in 1968 and BC Law in 1972.
“Despite the challenges we currently face, if we join together in strong partnerships, and move forward as global citizens, we can achieve our goals and create a brighter future,” said Ban Ki-moon, the Former Secretary General of the United Nations.
In a world of security clearances and international diplomacy, Molly Davis found a place for herself interning at the United Nations.