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Globalizing Knowledge Series: Global and History Presented by Carol Symes, Dede Fairchild Ruggles, James Brennan, Roderick Wilson
Achieving food security continues to be a daunting challenge for the African continent. But, while the challenge is enormous, so are the opportunities. With the right investments, strategies, policies, and the launch of programs and initiatives that take into consideration Africa’s smallholder farmer’s knowledge and wisdom while incorporating recent science-based and other
Mattias Frihammar, Lars Kaijser and Maja Lagerqvist, all from Stockholm University, are currently developing a research project on so-called “invasive species.” When there are no so-called natural enemies in the new environment, invasive species can massively expand. For their example they are working on the flower, lupine, which is regarded as invasive.
This presentation will discuss the different ways that the public aquariums engage the visitors in this effort. Dr. Lars Kaijser of Stockholm University will argue for an understanding of their engagement through the concepts of banal sustainability and domestication. He will also discuss how this encompasses an aesthetization of the problems of plastic waste.
Come join us for the next installment in our Your Story Matters Series (part of Quench), presented by Jasmine Routon! Food will be provided. Funded in part by SCPF
Avital Livny is an Assistant Professor in Political Science at Illinois and her talk is entitled Historical Diversity Predicts Contemporary Tolerance: The Cultural Legacy of the Ottoman Empire in Turkey.
Globalizing Knowledge Series: Global Knowledge and Governance Presented by Zsuzsa Gille, Colleen Murphy, Timothy E. Wedig, Brian Dill
Professor Ophelia Eglene will speak on EU food regulations.