Educating Tomorrow's Leaders
Equip the leaders of tomorrow with rigorous inter- and transdisciplinary training to advance solutions to the most pressing climate, sustainability and environmental challenges of the 21st century.
We understand that tomorrow's environmental leaders and innovators are shaped today, and come from a broad range of communities and backgrounds. IBES is a center of excellence in environmental thinking and research for the entire Brown community, serving as a touchpoint for students across concentrations to gain crucial environmental literacy and problem-solving skills. Students in our undergraduate concentration, undergraduates in other fields and students in our affiliated graduate programs benefit from rigorous interdisciplinary training, direct contact with IBES faculty and research, and sustained IBES community connections that extend beyond graduation. Recognizing the value of co-curricular engagement for solving complex environmental problems, we connect students with communities in Providence, across the region and around the world through collaborative learning to address pressing climate and sustainability issues that challenge communities now, and into the future.
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