July 6 - 10, 2015. PIER Summer Institute
Global Challenges: Climate Change and Food Security.
Two of the most urgent issues facing the 21st century are the environmental effects of climate change and food security for a global population expected to exceed nine billion by 2050. The 2015 PIER Summer Institute will empower educators to better understand and explain the basic science of climate change and the significant impact it can ultimately pose on global security to their students.
Frank Griffel, professor of Islamic studies and chair of Yale’s Council on Middle East Studies, was honored with a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Humboldt Foundation in Germany.
Named after the German mathematician and astronomer Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (1784-1846), the prize is the second highest recognition of the Humboldt Foundation for researchers working outside Germany. It is given to scientists and scholars who are still at the beginning of their career yet are already “internationally renowned in their field” and who “are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements which will have a seminal influence on their discipline beyond their immediate field of work.” The Humboldt Foundation limits the number of Bessel research awards to 25 annually.