Leslie Paul Thiele teaches political theory and serves as Director of Sustainability Studies and Director of the Center for Adaptive Innovation, Resilience, Ethics and Science (UF CAIRES) at the University of Florida. His interdisciplinary research focuses on sustainability issues and the intersection of political philosophy and the natural sciences. His central concerns are the responsibilities of citizenship and the opportunities for leadership in a world of rapid technological, social, and ecological change.

In Spring 2018, Professor Thiele is teaching IDS 4942, Sustainability in Action, the capstone course for the Major in Sustainability Studies.

His office hours for the spring semester are Tuesday 1-3 P.M. in 302 Anderson Hall.


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Department of Political Science
302 Anderson Hall
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117325
Gainesville, Florida 32611-7325
Tel. (352) 273-2380