2 Fulbright Nexus Scholars Zero In on Climate Change

November, 2012
The Chronicle of Higher Education

As an economist trying to predict the costs of climate change for Colombia's government, Ana MarĂ­a Loboguerrero got a sense of what was at stake when torrential rains triggered floods throughout the country in 2010 and early 2011, killing hundreds of people and wiping out entire towns.

The disaster gave Ms. Loboguerrero a feeling of urgency when she was accepted last year to be part of the first group of Fulbright Nexus scholars. The Nexus program was started in 2010 by the U.S. State Department to facilitate academic exchange between the Americas and generate research on global problems.