University of Southern California

USC Global Conference

Global Challenges for Humanity
Seoul, Korea
May 23-25, 2013

Jim Haw

Jim HawJim Haw holds the Ray Irani Chair in Chemistry since coming to USC in 1998 and has been director of the environmental studies program since 2007. Under his leadership, environmental studies has grown in number of students, and also its percentage of merit scholars.

Jim Haw helped launch one of the first “Problems Without Passports” experiential learning courses in 2008, an investigation of environmental contributions to societal stability in Belize.  In 2010 he helped launch a course that studies marine and coastal management in Guam and Palau.  This course looks at, among other things, the effect of the proposed U.S. military buildup on coastal issues in Guam.  Jim’s wife Judy runs several academic programs in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. They live in Redondo Beach.

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