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Global Energy, Development, and Sustainability (GEDS) 

The Global Energy, Development, and Sustainability (GEDS) graduate certificate offers students a unique, multi-disciplinary curriculum focused on the petroleum industry and society. Our classes are designed and taught by UH faculty and energy experts from Houston and beyond in an environment of academic rigor and diverse real life international industry and civil society experience. The GEDS certificate is the only one of its kind, teaching critical and timely theory, practice, and skill sets in global oil and gas history, economics, environmental impacts and policy, legal frameworks, community engagement, social justice, corporate social responsibility, human resource management, and risk analysis.


GEDS Event 

Jón Gnarr: "Managing Creativity: A Conversation with Iceland Author-Actor-Comedian-Politician" March 22, 2017 

Jón Gnarr: "Sour Apples: The Pleasures and Paradoxes of Climate Change in Iceland" April 27, 2017 

L.A Times article featuring Jón Gnarr "Icelandic comedian Jón Gnarr's 'The Mayor' is like 'Veep,' only with a real-life politician"

Watch Gnarr's interview on Craig Ferguson's Late Show : 

The Directors 

Kairn Klieman

Kairn Klieman
Co-Director
kklieman@Central.uh.edu
Office: AH 526


Tom Mitro

Tom Mitro
Co-Director
tmmitro@Central.uh.edu
Office: M 320


Rebecca Golden-Timsar

Rebecca Golden-Timsar
Associate Director
713-743-1055
rlgolden@Central.uh.edu
Office: M 332


The Global Energy, Development, and Sustainability (GEDS) graduate certificate Website