ACT JUST 'Think Tank' seminar series: Bi-monthly forum for exploring case studies in political ecology.
Location: FT708 unless otherwise designated.
November 22, 2012
Lajos Lázár and Richárd Rácz present on:
Environmental (in)justice and the Roma Community in Eastern and
Location: Monument Building 203
November 8, 2012
Rika Cossey (PhD student ENV SCI) presents,
The Anti-fracking Movement: Case Studies of Sydney and New York City
November 7, 2012
Movie screening of "Gasland".
Date: Wednesday, Nov 7th, 5pm
Location: FT 609
About the movie:
"The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudia Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown." (http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/
October 25, 2012
Noemi Gond (PhD student, ENV SCI) presents,
'Resistence strategies of Maya Q'eqchi' indigenous people in the face of the usurpation of their land rights in Northern Guatemala'
October 11, 2012
Ariadne Collins (PhD student ENV SCI) presents,
"A New Global Climate Regime: The Social Justice Dimension of the Guyana-Norway REDD+ Model"