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Discover Grand Challenges

Stephen Pacala, former director of the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), narrates an overview of the Grand Challenges Program. Launched in 2007, the Grand Challenges Program is an ambitious and broadly inclusive University initiative that integrates research and teaching to address complex global environmental problems with scientific, technological, and policy dimensions. “The Grand Challenges Program is designed to help solve some of the most important problems that confront humanity by training a generation of leaders committed to these problems,” says Pacala.

The Grand Challenges Program seeks solutions to focal problems of climate and energy, sustainable development in Africa, and global health and infectious disease.

The video includes testimonials from faculty and students about how the Program is leveraging outstanding scholarship; fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, and transforming undergraduate and graduate learning experiences.