Emily Wakild, a professor in the School of Public Service, helped facilitate a four-day workshop at Stanford University Nov. 20-23 for doctoral students from Latin American countries. The IV SOLCHA School, hosted by the Society for Environmental History of Latin America and the Carribean, was an intensive experience inviting 10 professors and 20 students to work together in thinking about their chosen field.
The heart of the school is intensive small-group meetings during which professors comment directly on dissertation chapters or articles by students. The group also discussed current environmental challenges and designed a reader for classroom use, among other things.
Funding for the workshop was provided by Stanford and the Tinker foundation. More information can be found here: http://solcha.org/