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Sustainable futures

Global Studies lecture series begins Feb. 5

The University of Delaware’s Center for Global and Area Studies will begin its biannual “Issues in Global Studies” lecture series, which this semester focuses on sustainability, at 12:20 p.m., Monday, Feb. 5, in Room 204 Gore Hall.

Each lecture in the series, which continues through April 30, is free and open to the public. The series also is part of a one-credit course (ARSC300) that is a core course for the minor in global studies.

This semester's topic, "Sustainable Futures," brings to the forefront a dialogue about how to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainability is understood in its broadest sense, and it includes considerations of the distribution of wealth and resources and environmental renewability in our time and in the contexts of nationality and ethnicity, race and social class, and gender and sexuality.

Lectures will be held weekly on Mondays from 12:20 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., in 204 Gore Hall. The class will not meet on April 2, when the Society for Applied Anthropology is holding its annual meeting, also on the topic of “Sustainable Futures.”

Each lecture will feature a different presenter and focus on a particular part of the world. The topics and speakers are as follows, subject to change. All speakers are from UD unless otherwise noted:

Feb. 5: "Introduction to the Series," Carla Guerrón Montero, Department of Anthropology and Latin American and Iberian Studies Program.

Feb. 12: "Sustaining and Preserving Our Photographic Heritage: Here, There and Everywhere," Debra Hess Norris, Department of Art Conservation.

Feb. 19: "Highlanders and Lowlanders in the Vietnamese Revolution: 1930-Present," Mark McLeod, Department of History and Asian Studies Program.

Feb. 26: "The Building of the Multilingual State: Linguistic Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Peru," Agustin Panizo Jansana, director of indigenous languages, Vice Ministry of Interculturality, Ministry of Culture, Peru.

March 5: "What Contribution Can Corporate Social Responsibility Make Towards a Sustainable Future?" Daniel Kinderman, Department of Political Science and International Relations and European Studies Program.

March 12: "Humanitarian Exploits: The Political Economy of Refuge in Uganda," Georgina Ramsay, Department of Anthropology and African Studies Program.

March 19: "Water Sustainability Challenges for the 21st Century: Examples from Asia and Beyond," Holly Michael, Department of Geological Sciences.

April 9: "After Displacement: Forced Relocation and Subaltern Politics in Narmada River Valley, India," Vikram Thakur, Department of Anthropology and Asian Studies Program.

April 16: "Sustaining Cities and Urban Landscapes in Latin America," Rafael Estrada Mejia, Department of Anthropology.

April 23: "Sustainable Futures in Tourism," Carla Guerrón Montero, Department of Anthropology and Latin American and Iberian Studies Program.

April 30: "Accelerating Transitions to Sustainable Energy in Africa: What's Working and How to Do More of It," Lawrence Agbemabiese, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy.


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