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Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Most Important Topic Political Scientists Are Not Studying: Adapting to Climate Change - Debra Javeline

Debra Javeline

Associate Professor of Political Science

Few political scientists study climate change "adaptation" — efforts to reduce vulnerability to climate change. Yet adapting to climate change is fundamentally political, raising questions about political economy (adaptation costs money), political theory (adaptation involves questions of social justice), comparative politics (some countries  pursue adaptation more aggressively than others), urban politics (some cities pursue adaptation more aggressively than others), regime type (democracies and authoritarian regimes may differ in the way they pursue adaptation), federalism (different levels of government may be involved), and many other issues.

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Location: Hesburgh Center fo International Studies, University of Notre Dame

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

From Conservation Milestones to a Sustainability Reality Check - Mike Dombeck, Fromer U.S. Forest Service Chief

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MIke Dombeck

As a prelude to Earth Day, Dombeck will talk about the complex and often controversial relationship that humans have had with the land in North America, from the Native Americans and early explorers, to the tragedy of the commons, urban sprawl, climate change, and beyond.…

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Location: 105 Jordan Hall of Science *Reception to follow in Jordan Hall atrium