Climate and Development in the 'Age of Adaptation' by Dr. Adil Najam (SAMCS Keynote, EYW, Broad Lecture)

Join the College of Communication and Information, the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy and the Center for Global Engagement for an Engage Your World event on February 2 at 5 p.m. in The Globe Auditorium.

Dr. Adil Najam is President of the WWF, the Worldwide Fund for Nature (formerly the World Wildlife Fund), one of the world’s oldest, largest, and most respected environmental and conservation organizations.

Dr. Adil Najam is also Dean Emeritus and Professor of International Relations and Earth and the Environment at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. He served as the founding Dean of the Pardee School (2014-2022) and was awarded Dean Emeritus status by Boston University in 2022, while continuing as Professor at the Pardee School. In addition to Boston University, he was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Wolfson College in 2022-23 and was named the first De Janosi Fellow at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria for 2023-24. He is also the Mahathir Mohamad Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) where he leads research on Islam and the Environment.

Dr. Najam’s research and teaching focuses on issues of global public policy, especially those related to global climate change, South Asia, Muslim countries, environment and conservation, and human development. His areas of expertise include international negotiation, sustainable development, global environmental justice, human development and human security, international environmental politics, environmental conversation, politics of the Muslim world, and politics of South Asia.

This lecture is part of FSU's College of Communications and Information's 10th Annual South Asian Media and Cultural Studies (SAMCS) Conference (for the full SAMCS Conference Schedule:, the Center for Global Engagement's Engage Your World Speaker Series, and the College of Social Science and Public Policy’s Ruth K. & Shepard Broad International Lecture Series.

This event also counts toward one of the intercultural event requirements for the Global Citizenship Certificate.

Friday, February 2 at 5:00pm

Global and Multicultural Engagement Building (GME)
110 S Woodward Ave., Tallahassee, FL