Activities & off-campus events

Dispossession, Racism and the Environment

Thursday, October 12, 2017

7:00 PM

106 Mendel Hall, St. Paul Campus

Environment and Society editor Paige West will discuss how inequalities are produced, lived and reinforced.

Since the mid-1990s, Paige West has conducted fieldwork in Papua New Guinea, where she founded an NGO dedicated to empowering scientists on the island nation. This public lecture will draw on over 20 years of that work. She will share some of the ways in which inequalities are produced, lived and reinforced in today’s globalized world.

West is the Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology and chair of Columbia University’s Ecology and Culture University Seminar. She is the author or editor of eight books and the founding editor of the journal Environment and Society.

Sponsored by the Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at St. Catherine University, with support from the Evaleen Neufeld Initiative in the Liberal Arts.