Inter-Policy School Summit at Harris Public Policy

Inter-Policy School Summit at Harris Public Policy

The effects of climate change are not limited to increase of temperature. It causes famine, drought, and agricultural change, that can result in socioeconomic, political and environmental disasters. For example, extreme drought and increase in temperature threaten agricultural sustainability, while frequent natural disasters can contribute to serious migration crises. In recent years, countries have realized the widespread impacts of climate change as national security issues.

The Inter-Policy School Summit is a student-run conference hosted by the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. The Summit brings together graduate students from around the world each year to propose solutions to pressing global issues. The 2020 Summit was held February 28 – March 1, 2020. Graduate students from twenty universities in four countries gathered together to explore innovative strategies to address the issue of City Resiliency and Climate Change with the goal of identifying potential solutions to help urban areas adapt to climate change-related challenges.