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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.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Dr. David Salisbury
Associate Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Richmond
"Assassinations in the Amazon: Mapping Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene"
International Center Commons
5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Francois Gutu Kia Zimi
Associate Professor, Development Economics, Université Pédagogique Nationale, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
"Space, Vegetation and Community: The Case of Kinshasa"
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 Sept. 29-Oct. 1.  Please check the schedule for information on the films, as well as locations and times.

African Film Weekend

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
George Pangburn
Senior Executive, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Retired
"Siting of Controversial Facilities"
Location: TBD
5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Abigail Abrash Walton
Professor, Environmental Studies, Antioch University; Founder of ActionWorks
Location: TBD
5:00 p.m.
Co-Sponsored with the Jepson School of Leadership Studies

Wednesday January 31, 2018
Stephen Nash
Visiting Senior Research Scholar, Journalism Department, University of Richmond
International Center Commons
5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Stuart Marks
Social Anthropologist and Environmentalist
Location: TBD
5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Jessica Hellmann
Director, Insititue on the Environment, Russell M & Elizabeth M. Bennett Professor, Ecology, Evolution & Behavior, University of Minnesota
Location: TBD
5:00 p.m.


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.