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The Center for Environmental Studies is seeking research assistants to support the upcoming "Resilient Rhode Island Act," a comprehensive piece of legislation including disaster preparedness, adaptation to climate change, building resilient communities, and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Selected research assistants will work with Professor Roberts and consultants hired by Brown University to craft and execute a campaign to pass this bill through the legislature. Spring semester research assistants will track the bill, attend and testify at hearings at the state house, and conduct research and prepare background memos and other written materials. In addition, spring semester assistants will engage in community outreach and education with fellow students. (16 weeks, 7 hours/week)
Attendance at each class (Tues/Thurs - 6:30-7:50). Facilitating discussion in 2-3 of the classes Reading and grading papers (2 papers per semester by 15-25 students) together with the course instructor Meeting with the course instructor as needed during January 2013 to plan the class Holding weekly office hours for student consultation