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Lecture Series

Critical Issues in Sustainability

This spring 2012 semester, the Sustainable Communities Initiative and Rhode Island College are teaming up to offer a public lecture series that will survey the field of Sustainability.  All lecture series events are free and open to the public. Selected events will be available for online viewing.  Please check back for updates.

Location: Clarke Science, Room 128
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

February 16 – Just Sustainabilities: Re-imagining (E)quality, Living Within Limits
                        - Dr. Julian Agyeman, Professor and Chair of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at
                          Tufts University 

March 1 – The Wilderness Debate: Humans and Nature
                        - Dr. Karl Jacoby, Professor of History, Brown University
                        - Dr. Numi Mitchell, Lead Scientist and Project Director for the Narragansett Bay Coyote Study, 
                          The Conservation Agency

March 22 – Sustainable Food Systems
                        - Dr. Kathryn Teigen De Master, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies,
                           Brown University
                        - Dr. Maia Bailey, Assistant Professor of Biology, Providence College
                        - Dr. Jeffrey O’Hara, Agricultural Economist, Food & Environment Program, 
                           Union of Concerned Scientists
                        - Dr. Katherine Brown, Executive Director, Southside Community Land Trust

April 5 – Sustainable Cities
                        - Dr. Joan Fitzgerald, Director of the Law and Public Policy Program, Northeastern University

April 12 – Climate Change
                        - Dr. Jennie Stephens, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, Clark University
                        - Dr. Timmons Roberts (tentative), Director of the Brown University Center for Environmental 
                          Studies and Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies
                        - Pamela Rubinoff, Coastal Management Extension Specialist, Rhode Island Sea Grant

April 19 – Earth Day and US Environmental History
                        - Dr. Thomas Jundt, Visiting Lecturer in American Studies, Brown University

May 3 – Ethics of Sustainability
 Jim Merkel, Director of the Global Living Project

Date TBA – Biodiversity


Funding for the SCI at RIC speaker series has been provided by the RIC Committee on College Lectures and made possible through major funding support from the Rhode Island Council on the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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