Students tackle issue of climate change

What should we be doing about climate change? The answer has so far eluded policymakers, but about 130 Indiana University Bloomington students will take a crack at the problem Saturday.

They are enrolled in the PACE Issues Forum, a one-credit IU Bloomington course offered through the Political and Civic Engagement, or PACE, program. The session, taking place Saturday afternoon in the School of Education auditorium, includes democratic deliberation in small groups built around a panel discussion featuring IU and community experts. Participants will write a follow-up paper.

PACE_logo_blogWith the topic “Climate Change: What Should We Do About It?” students are setting the bar high. But then previous PACE Issues Forums have tackled high-profile topics such as health care, immigration and Internet security.

Students in the PACE program have been planning the event since last fall and have been trained to moderate the small-group discussions and facilitate the event. Panelists who will provide subject-level expertise include:

PACE is an interdisciplinary 25-credit certificate program that combines academic study with hands-on learning to give students an education in democratic citizenship.


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