Tuesday, October 4, 12:00PM-1:30PM, SIS Abramson Family Founders Room
Wildfires, droughts, rising sea levels, displaced communities, intensified storms: the signs of global warming are everywhere. How can we forge a hopeful path forward? Please join Profs. Simon Nicholson and Paul Wapner along with Senator Raskin for a conversation at the interface between policy and scholarship focused on building a socially just approach to climate change. RSVP.
Spreading Agroecology and Creating Food Sovereignty from the Ground Up: Challenges and Opportunities
Wednesday, October 5, 12:30-2:00PM, MGC 200
Join representatives from Ekorural, the Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Organizational Development, and Groundswell International to learn about grassroots efforts to achieve food sovereignty in Egypt, Ecuador, Haiti, and Ghana. RSVP.
The Tent of Casually Observed Phenologies, Artist James Leonard
Dr. David Morrow of George Mason University, also an SIS/FCEA fellow, discussed the major arguments against solar climate research and argued that none provide a conclusive reason to ban research, but rather provide guidance on the governance of climate engineering research.
Water, Cooperation, and Peace in the Middle East: Student Practicum Report
Co-sponsored by the Center for Israel Studies, a student practicum team presented their report on their work on water management as a peacebuilding mechanism in the West Bank.
Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel, senior climate scientist at the Union for Concerned Scientists, and Admiral David W. Titley, director of the Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk at Penn State University, examined what lessons could be gleaned from the medical and engineering fields about the application of a hippocratic oath and the concept of informed consent to the practice of climate intervention research.
Oceans and Activism with Greenpeace
GEP Professor Victoria Kiechel, Environmental Science Department Chair
Professor Kiho Kim, Greenpeace Oceans Campaign Director John Hocevar,
and Greenpeace Senior National Organizer Dan Cannon for a discussion on
student environmental activism and a screening of the sustainable
fishing documentary, The End of the Line.
Second Annual GEP/NRSD Alumni Conference
Program alumni joined us for a discussion on the opportunities and challenges of working for both government agencies and for NGOs.
US and Cuban Agricultural Cooperatives
by the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, this forum
launches a bilateral, participatory dialogue about what Cuban and US
agrarian cooperatives have to learn from each other. This event will
include panelists from the UN Development Program- Cuba, the Federation
of Southern Cooperatives, the US Department of Agriculture's Rural
Business & Cooperatives Programs, and FAO's Office of Partnerships,
Advocacy and Capacity Development.