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The Graduate School of Geography Spring 2015 Colloquium Speaker Series

All lectures are free and open to the public. Lectures will be held on Thursdays from 12:00-1:25 PM in Jefferson Academic Center, Room 218 (unless otherwise noted).

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Garth Myers, Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of Urban International Studies, Trinity College
“Doing Urban Political Ecology in Sub-Saharan Africa"

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Nathan Phillips, Earth & Environment, BU
"Beyond fossil-fueled urban metabolism"

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Kevin St. Martin. Geography, Rutgers*
"Title TBD"
*Co-Sponsored with the George Perkins Marsh Institute.

Thursday-Friday, March 19-20, 2015
Annual Wallace W. Atwood Lecture Series presents
 Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Director- Center for Place, Culture, and Politics; Professor- Earth & Environmental Sciences, and American Studies; Executive Committee- Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean Graduate Center, CUNY
"Too Soon for Sorry: Abolition Geography and the Problem of Innocence"

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Rosemary Collard, Geography, Planning & Environment, Concordia University
"'Noah's Ark' on the auction block: lively commodities in exchange"

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Amy Glasmeier, Urban Studies & Urban Planning, MIT
"Title TBD"



Past Events

The Graduate School of Geography Past Colloquium Speakers

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Morgan Grove, US Forest Service
"Developments in Long Term Social Ecological Research: The Case of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) and Linking Science and Decision Making"
*Co-Sponsored with the George Perkins Marsh Institute. Talk will be in the Lurie Conference Room, Higgins University Center at 12:15 PM.

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Becky Mansfield, Geography, Ohio State University

"Epigenetic life: new geographies of body-environment relationships"

Friday, October 24, 2014
Leslie James Pickering
“US Out of my Living Room: The Case of Leslie James Pickering, the Earth Liberation Front Press Office & Burning Books”
5 pm in the Higgins Lounge in Dana Commons

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Kate Derickson, Geography, Environment and Society, University of Minnesota

"Toward an interim politics of resourcefullness for the Anthropocene"

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Tom Robertson, Humanities and Arts, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

"'Guns and Fences' Conservation in Asia?: The Origins and Evolution of Nepal's Chitwan National Park"

Thursday, September 18, 2014
David Delaney, Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Amherst College

"Fear and Loathing in the Nomosphere: What is Legal Geography Good for?"

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Wendy Wolford, Development Sociology, Cornell University

"From Pangea to Partnership: The Rise of Brazilian Experts and Expertise in Mozambican Agriculture"

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Robert Kennedy, Department of Earth & Environment. Boston University.
"Adventures in space-time: Landsat time-series analysis for fun and profit"

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Rebecca Lave, Department of Geography. Indiana University.
"Marketing Environmental Science and Management: Stream Mitigation Banking in the US"

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Emma Archer van Garderen, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
"Climate Change in Southern Africa: Latest Findings, and a Case Study from the Arid Zone"

Thursday, February 6, 2014
Dan Weiner, Vice Provost, Office of Global Affairs. University of Connecticut.

"Geography, International Studies, and Academic Leadership"

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Don Mitchell, Department of Geography, Maxwell School. Syracuse University.
"Whose City? Contentious and Non-Contentious Spaces in Colorado's Front Range"

Additional Events
Monday, October 6, 2014
Kevin Ward, Director of cities@manchester, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester

"Making waves: the multiple policy mobilities of Edinburgh's Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Model"


Practicing Geography Week | April 14-20th, 2014

This April we held our Third Annual Peter Condakes Practicing Geography Week; a week of career-focused events for our undergraduate students, developed to give our students in Geography, Global Environmental Studies (GES), and Earth System Science (ESS) a chance to explore various career and graduate school options in preparation for what lies ahead after undergraduate life at Clark. It also provided various opportunities to network with faculty, graduate students, and alumni from our programs!

Events included a drop-in info session, trivia night, our departmental undergraduate awards and honors ceremony, a talk from our alum Susan Sharp (BA, '08), a weekend field trip to New York City, and much more!

See here for more details.

Annual Wallace W. Atwood Lecture Series presents "Learning While Burning: An Optimistic View of Energy, Environment, and Our Future"

Richard Alley The Graduate School of Geography was delighted to host this year's Atwood Lecture, with a talk given by Dr. Richard Alley, an Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Professor Alley is a leading scholar in climate change research and communication, with particular interests in polar ice, glaciology, sea level change, and abrupt climate change. He has researched, published, broadcast, and advised widely on these topics, with involvement in activities ranging from the Nobel-Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to specials on public television.

Dr. Alley's lecture took place on Thursday, March 20th, 2014 in Tilton Hall at 7:00 PM.

Watch Dr. Richard Alley lecture

NESTVAL 2013 Annual Meeting at Clark University

The annual meeting of the New England St. Lawrence Valley Geographical Society will be held October 18-19, 2013 at Clark University. NESTVAL is the regional arm of the Association of American Geographers.  Call for Papers and Conference Registration [PDF] and Online Registration is now open and will be open until September 15, 2013. 

For more on NESTVAL.

Earth Transformed + 25 Event 2013
Albert, Norma, and Howard '77 Geller Lecture

Earth Transformed + 25 Event Video

William C. Clark's Powerpoint presentation

These events were co-sponsored by the George Perkins Marsh Institute, the Graduate School of Geography and the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise.

Annual Wallace W. Atwood Lecture Series presents "Contested Hydro-Modernities: From Manufacturing Rivers to Desalting the Seas"

Professor Erik Swyngedouw

The department is proud to feature Erik Swyngedouw, Professor of Geography, School of Environment and Development at Manchester University. Some of Dr. Swyngedouw's research interests include: Political Economy, Poltical Ecology
Theory and Practice, and the Politics, Economics, Ecology, and Urbanization of Water.  Dr. Swyngedouw has published several books and over a hundred research papers over the last two decades with a focus on bringing politically explicit
yet empirically grounded research to the table, contributing to a more humanizing geography.

The lecture took place on Thursday, October 4th, 2012 at 7:00pm in Daniel's Theater at Atwood Hall. 

Erik Swyngedouw Atwood Lecture