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Global Environment Speaker Series

Each year the Department of Geography & the Environment, the Environmental Studies Program and International Studies Program partner to bring noteworthy speakers and scholars to Richmond to present lectures related to our global environment. All events are free and open to the public. Funding is also provided by the Class of 1992 Environmental Awareness Endowment.

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Dr. Garth Myers
Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of Urban International Studies, Trinity College
"Urban Environments in Africa: Sustainable Development and Grassroots Socio-Environmental Justice"
Carole Weinstein International Center Commons
6:30 p.m.
Co-Sponsored with the African Film Fest

There are also several films that may be of interest during the African Film Weekend September 16-17.  Please check the schedule for information on the films, as well as locations and times.

African Film Weekend

Thursday, November 3, 2016  (Canceled)
Dr. Nancy Tuana
Founding Director of The Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State University
"The Ethics of Climate Change: Broadening the Scope of the Dialogue"
Location: Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room
4:45 p.m.
Co-Sponsored with the Stephanie Bennett Smith Chair of Women, Gender, And Sexuality Studies

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Dr. Malcolm Hill
Clarence E. Denoon Professor of Science, Biology Department, University of Richmond
"Heart break on coral reefs in the Florida Keys: When the water got too warm and the sponges got sick"
International Center Commons
4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Dr. Meredith Niles
Assistant Professor, Department of Food and Nutrition Sciences, University of Vermont
"Achieving Food Security in a Changing Climate"
International Center Commons
4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Anthony Flaccavento
Author and Founder of Appalachian Sustainable Development
"Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up: Harnessing Real-World Experience for Transformative Change"
Location: E. Carlton Wilton Center for Interfaith Campus Ministries
12:00 p.m.
Register here to reserve your spot:the event is free and open to the public, but space is limited
Co-Sponsored with School of Professional and Continuing Studies

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Tiffany Holmes
Artist and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
"Sustainability and Art" gallery talk
Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center for the Arts
12:00 pm

There is a conversation with the artist as well on Thursday, March 15 in Camp Concert Hall, 6:00pm

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Crooked Data: (Mis)Information in Contemporary Art," on view February 9 to May 5, 2017 Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond Museums
Co-Sponsored with University Museums, supported in part with funds from the University's Cultural Affairs Committee


Please contact Todd Lookingbill for questions, directions, or complete details. Maps and directions to campus are available online.

If you would like to be added to our email list to receive information about the upcoming lectures, please contact Nancy Propst.