Global climate change is the existential challenge of our time and a threat to humanity. It impacts each person and touches every discipline in the University. Collaboration is crucial to fully understand climate change impacts and develop solutions for society and the planet.

The Gerard J. Mangone Climate Change Science and Policy Hub promotes collaboration and brings together students, faculty, stakeholders and specialists to position the University of Delaware as a national leader in climate change education, research and innovation. Together we discover and implement solutions for a more sustainable tomorrow.


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About Gerard Mangone

Gerard J. Mangone was an international legal scholar for almost six decades, including nearly 40 years he spent as a professor at the University of Delaware. He started his academic career after earning his doctorate in international law from Harvard University in 1949, and went on to work in five colleges or universities, including several roles in administration.

Dr. Mangone also served national and international governmental and non-profit organizations, consulting for the White House, the State Department, the United Nations, Japan, the Ford Foundation and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He was the first senior fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. and served as a visiting professor and lecturer around the world, including at Yale University, Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Peking, Calcutta University and many more.

Dr. Mangone’s contributions to the University of Delaware were instrumental to the success of its marine policy program and the students who benefited from it. In addition to founding the Center for the Study of Marine Policy, forerunner of today’s Mangone Climate Hub, he supervised scores of students directly.