A first-ever graduate-level master class in International Sustainable Development
Becoming a Tier-1 institution means, among other things, increasing the global engagement
of Texas Tech University faculty and students. This is a primary goal of the International
Center for Arid and Semiarid Land Studies (ICASALS). Among the variety of new activities
being undertaken as ICASALS ramps up its activities again, this summer will see a
master class in International Sustainable Development being offered in July. The hands-on
class is available to graduate students from across campus and would be of special
interest to those seeking careers that include an international component in agriculture,
economics, engineering, public administration, and more.
The class, NRM 6002-103 (CRN 68610), will be presented by two experts. Dr. Gad Perry is the Director of ICASALS. He has been at Texas Tech for 12 years and has conducted research and taught in the British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Curacao, Ethiopia, Israel, Pohnpei, and Zimbabwe, among others. He will be recently returned from Africa. Mr. Raanan Katzir, the Director of the Sustainable Agriculture Consulting Group (SACOG) in Israel, will provide multiple guest lectures. Mr. Katzir has been involved in sustainable development projects in many countries and will be coming from China, where he is teaching similar classes at Shanxi Agriculture University and Chifeng University of Inner Mongolia this summer.
Photo: Courtesy of the Organization for Industrial Spiritual and Cultural Advancement International.
In the photo above, Mr. Raanan Katzir (third from right) with colleagues during a recent mission to China.