Human Dimensions of Global Change Seminar Series 2012
The Departments of Geographical Sciences and Sociology are organizing a seminar series on the pressing issues with regard to the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change. With a number of invited world-class scholars from a wide range of disciplines, we want to explore the theme: “What are the BIG social science questions for the new century as they relate to global environmental change?” Asking this question comes partially as a reaction to a recent article in Nature, which listed the big social science questions for the New Millennium and failed to mention the environment! In gathering the insights of world-class scholars, we would like to redress this issue, and also use such insights to set up a new research agenda. Several of our past speakers were interviewed to find out what they see as the most important social science questions. Please find below links to their seminar interviews on You Tube.
The Geographical Sciences Department’s seminars are typically scheduled for Thursdays at 3:30pm in LeFrak Hall, Room1124, unless otherwise noted. Meet & Greet sessions with seminar speakers are from 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Lite refreshments are served, but in an effort to 'Go Green,' please bring your own cup or mug for beverages!
The Fall 2013 Seminar Schedule is currently be developed. Please check back in August!
For further information, please contact Dr. Klaus Hubacek at Hubacek@umd.edu
SPRING 2013 SEMINARS
- Thursday, May 2
Dr. Kenneth Leonard
UMD Dept. of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Topic: Improving health outcomes by choosing better doctors: Evidence of social learning from rural Tanzania
**CLICK HERE TO SEE AN INTERVIEW OF DR. LEONARD
- Thursday, April 25
Dr. Janis Brizga
Head of the Board, NGO Green Liberty
Chair of NGO Network, Northern Alliance for Sustainability, Latvia
Topic: Drivers of CO2 Emissions in the former Soviet Union
**CLICK HERE TO SEE AN INTERVIEW OF DR. BRIZGA
- Thursday, April 4
Dr. Kenneth Frank
Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University
Topic: How do small scale human networks mediate the environmental impacts of global economic and climate forces?
**CLICK HERE TO SEE AN INTERVIEW OF DR. FRANK
- Thursday, March 28
Dr. Michael Rendall
Director of Maryland Population Research Center, UMD
Topic: Social and Demographic Disparities in Displacement From and Return to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina: Short and Long-term Findings
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