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GES Seminar Series

All seminars open to anyone interested in attending.


Water, Food, Energy and Power in the Eastern Nile Basin
Dr. Benjamin Zaitchik, Associate Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University

Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Sondheim 001


High resolution monitoring of urban and boreal forest ecosystems using UAV and Planet SkySat.
Dr. Michael Alonzo, Associate Professor of Geography, American University

Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Sondheim 001


A tale of two nature reserves: examining efforts to benefit communities through conservation in Ecuador & Mozambique
Dr. Margaret Holland, Associate Professor of Geography & Environmental Systems, UMBC

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Sondheim 001


The Carceral Life of Sugar: The Contemporary Food System and the Afterlives of Slavery
Dr. Ashante Reese, Assistant Professor of Geography & Environmental Systems, UMBC

Date: March 4, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Sondheim 001


CANCELED

Cat Wars and the Demise of North America’s Bird Populations
Dr. Peter Marra, Professor and Director of the Georgetown Environment Initiative, Georgetown University
(cosponsored by GES, Biological Sciences, and UMBC Honors College)

Date: March 12, 2020
Time: 4-5:30 pm
Location: Library Gallery


CANCELED

Urban green space and belonging: Struggles for justice and nature in Central Park.
Dr. Dawn Biehler, Associate Professor of Geography & Environmental Systems, UMBC.

Date: March 25, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Sondheim 001


Weds. April 1, 8 – TBA


POSTPONED

Engaged Scholarship for Climate Justice: Harnessing the Power of Colleges and Universities in the Age of the Anthropocene
Dr. Tracey Osborne, Associate Professor of Management of Complex Systems, University of California-Merced

Date: April 23, 2020
Time: 4-6 pm
Location: Library Gallery


Black Towns, Black Futures.
Dr. Karla Slocum, Assoc. Prof. of Anthropology and Director of the Institute of African American Research, UNC-Chapel Hill

Date: April 28, 2020
Time: 4-6 pm
Location: (room TBA)


Making Abolition Geographies: Social Justice Organizing for Vulnerable Households, Workers, and Communities.
Dr. Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
UMBC Humanities Forum, cosponsored by GES

Date: April 30, 2020
Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Library Gallery


Warming of the Oceans 1981-2016.
Dr. James Carton, Professor and Chair of Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Maryland College Park.

Date: May 6, 2020
Time: 4-6 pm
Location: Sondheim 001


 

(to see a list of previous GES Seminars click here)