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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 26, 2018
Reed Perkins
Sam & Carolyn McMahon Professor, Environmental Science, Queens University of Charlotte
"When Islands Sink: The Story of Climate Change and Micronesia"
International Center Commons
4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Patrick Bond
Professor of Political Economy, University of the Witwatersrand Wits School of Governance
Mary Finley-Brook
Associate Professor, Geography and the Environment, University of Richmond
"Environmental Justice and Contested Pipelines: Panel Discussion Comparing Related Issues in Virginia and Durban, South Africa
International Center Commons
4:30 p.m.
Co-Sponsored with Geography and the Environment Department

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Christopher von Rueden
Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond
"Effects of market integration on social structure and land use among the Tsimane' of Bolivia"
Gottwald Auditorium
4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
James Vonesh
Associate Professor, Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University
"South African summits to sea: a watershed perspective on the society, biodiversity, & freshwater resources"
Westhampton Center Living Room
4:30 p.m.
Co-Sponsored with the African Film Fest and Biology Department

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Russell Fielding
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Sewanee: The University of the South
"The Wake of the Whale: Human and Environmental Implications of Whaling in the Caribbean and North Atlantic"
Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room
4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Ann Phillips
United States Navy (Ret), Center for Climate and Security
"Coastal Adaptation and Protection in Virginia"
Gottwald Auditorium
4:30 p.m.
Co-Sponsored with Virginia Commonwealth University

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Samson Hagos
Earth Systems Analysis & Modeling Earth Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Location TBD
4:30 p.m.
Co-Sponsored with the Intergrated Inclusive Science Program

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Mary Kuhn
Assistant Professor, English and Program in Environmental Thought & Practice, University of Virginia
Gottwald Auditorium
4:30 p.m.


Please contact Tim Hamilton 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.