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Atlas of (Remote) Islands and Sea Level Rise

Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 18, 2019. 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Bechtel International Center
Workshop: 
Environmental Humanities Project
Meeting Description: 

In "Let Them Drown," the 2016 London Edward W. Said lecture, Naomi Klein called attention, as Rob Nixon's Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor had done, to the nexus of climate change, (colonial) racism and poverty. However, she shifted the spotlight onto the oft-overlooked low-lying island nations, and their current-day situation is dire. In Atlas of (Remote) Islands and Sea Level Rise, Professor Christina Gerhardt presents the current climate change induced impacts on low lying islands and the solutions being put forward to them, often by the indigenous inhabitants of the islands themselves.

Professor Gerhardt's presentation will be followed by questions and discussion. Dinner and drinks will be served, and all are welcome!

Christina Gerhardt is visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley and associate professor of environmental humanities, film and German studies at the University of Hawaii. She is associate editor of ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment. She is the author of Atlas of (Remote) Islands and Sea Level Rise (UC Press) and the editor of Climate Change, Hawaii and the Pacific (under review).

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