Gilman Leaders Seminar Focused on Sustainability

DIS Copenhagen welcomed a cohort of Gilman scholars and alumni for a week-long seminar focused on climate change and environmental sustainability.

The Gilman Leaders Seminar took place in Copenhagen in June. The week introduced attendees to a broad range of Danish stakeholders shaping the sustainability agenda and also included a case study on Greenland and a study tour to the Danish island of Samsø. The seminar was fully funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), and was developed in partnership with Fulbright Denmark.

The Gilman cohort of scholars and alumni visited CopenHill to learn about Denmark’s renowned trash incinerator that is also a hub for urban mountain sports, they toured Øens Have and Gro Spiseri to learn about organic farming in an urban environment, and were welcomed by the U.S. Embassy in the Kingdom of Denmark.

The cohort also went on a study tour to the Danish island of Samsø where they explored a local sustainable farm and brewery, and discussed the potential community impacts of a proposed major motorway construction project.

The seminar and site visits all centered around the topics of climate change, sustainability, environmental infrastructure, and cross-cultural approaches. The group had a well-rounded week, and we could not be more excited to have hosted them!


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