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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


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.