The Center for Environmental Studies

Environmental issues call upon citizens, organizations, and governments to grasp complex scientific concepts, address conflicting human values, and make difficult economic, political and ethical choices. The three curricular options in Environmental Studies—the Major in Environmental Studies and the Concentration in Environmental Studies and the Concentration in Maritime Studies—are designed to prepare students to effectively address these issues by integrating perspectives and methodologies from the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the arts and humanities.

The program is administered by the Center for Environmental Studies (CES), located in the Class of 1966 Environmental Center. Founded in 1967, CES was one of the first environmental studies programs at a liberal arts college.

To learn more about our work, please check out the 2022 edition of our annual newsletter, the CES Fieldnotes.

Department News

Log Lunch: Mustafa Saifuddin Discusses Intersections of Soils, Climate Change, and Environmental Justice

Students, faculty, and community members gathered for Friday Log Lunch on September 23 to hear from Mustafa Saifuddin. Williams biology Professor Allison Gill and Saifuddin attended the same graduate program and have kept in touch ever since. Gill introduced Saifuddin...

First Log Lunch of the Year

On September 16th, students, faculty, and community members came together to enjoy the first Log Lunch of the year! Over 150 people lined up down Spring Street, hoping to enjoy a delicious meal of fajita veggies, black beans, pico de...

“How Climate Change Became a National Security Emergency”, An Interview with Brittany Meché, UC Berkeley Social Science Matrix, Aug 30, 2022.

Interview with Brittany Meché
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