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Harvard's  Dr. John P. Holdren,  who served  as Science Advisor and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under US President Barack Obama,  spoke on  Global Climate Change in the 2017  Darsh T. Wasan Lecture . (Recorded Oct 19, 2017)

IIT and Hamburg's HafenCity University collaborate 
Sister cities Chicago and Hamburg (Germany) have a new cooperation: IIT College of Architecture Dean Michelangelo Sabatino (left), Interim Provost Russell Betts, and HafenCity University President Walter Pelka sign a Memorandum of Understanding,  June 6 at IIT as President Alan Cramb and Hamburg  First Mayor Dr. Peter Tschentscher watch. IIT Adjunct Professor Martin Kläschen in Hamburg with IIT and HCU students working on a project "urban waters"  joined via Skype with students from both universities and HCU's Frauke Kasting. In Chicago, Sister Cities Hamburg co-chair Rolf Achilles and members of Mayor Tschentscher's delegation to the Chicago Forum on Global Cities  also joined.

About the Office of International Affairs

Illinois Institute of Technology's Office of International Affairs (OIA) was established in 1995 to extend IIT's mission of teaching and research through global activities and alliances.

Vice President Darsh Wasan and his staff help coordinate and advance the university's wide-ranging international activities. OIA develops new international initiatives to facilitate the recruitment of a diverse student body, internationalize the curricula, expand distance learning, encourage study abroad, and foster international exchange and collaboration.

OIA also builds relationships with individuals and institutions, and works with the alumni office to expand IIT's international alumni network to link alumni with each other and build a global IIT community.