Common Reading Series

Student Kristian Gubsch on the 2019 COP25 U.N. Climate Summit

Photo: Book cover - Refuge: Rethinking Refugee Policy in a Changing World by Alexander Betts and Paul Collier.

Wednesday, April 8
4:30 p.m.

WSU senior Kristian Gubsch is one of a handful of students selected from across the United States to travel to Madrid, Spain, for the December 2019 COP25 United Nation’s Climate Action Summit. Gubsch acted as a “student professional correspondent’ representing the American Chemical Society, helping promote climate science literacy among college and university students. Gubsch will share his experience at the COP25 summit, and highlight the issue of climate refugees within the larger topic of climate change.

He will also share with students his WSU experience with undergraduate research and distinguished scholarships; in December he learned that he was selected as WSU’s very first Marshall Scholar, an award that will take him the United Kingdom’s University of Sheffield for graduate study in climate science. It is his third distinguished scholarship as a WSU student. Cosponsored by Common Reading and Distinguished Scholarships Program.


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