The Science Scene

Friday, January 21

"Emory Climate Talks." Julie Size, a professor of American Studies at U.C. Davis, is the featured speaker. Her research focuses on environmental justice and inequalities, the relationship between social movements and policy implementation, and the ares of public and environmental humanities at the intersection of three interdisciplinary fields: Environmental, urban and ethnic studies. At 11:45 am via Zoom.

Monday, January 24

"Climate Change from the Streets." Michael Mendez, from the University of California, Irvine, is featured in a talk hosted by the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference. He will tell a timely story of people, place and power in the context of climate change and inequality. His research explores the perspectives and influence low-income people of color bring to their advocacy work on climate change. He contends that we must incorporate local knowledge, culture and history into policymaking to fully address the global complexities of climate change and the real threats facing our local communities. At 1:30 pm, via Zoom.

Monday, January 31

"Your Health is Your Wealth." A talk on the role of race and social inequality in healthy individuals' participation in phase 1 clinical trials. Drawing on two years of fieldwork in clinics across the United States and 268 interviews with research participants and staff, the talk will illustrate how decisions to take part in medical research studies stem from profound racial and economic inequalities. At noon, via Zoom.

Monday, January 31 and Tuesday, February 1

"Fifth National Climate Assessment: Southeast Chapter Public Engagement Workshops." Join the authors of the Southeast chapter of the Fifth National Climate Assessment for virtual workshops to share your thoughts on the climate change-related issues that are most important to you and the Southeast region. These workshops are free and open to the public. From 6 to 8:30 pm via Zoom.

Thursday, February 10

"Creativity and Innovation in Anthropology Research." Emory anthropologist Debra Vidali will moderate a panel of Emory alumni on how anthropologists are using film, design, illustration, story-telling, sonic projects and more in their work. At 1 pm in Anthropology room 206. Registration required.

Friday, February 18

Emory Climate Talks

"Emory Climate Talks." Ramon Cruz, president of the Sierra Club Board of Directors, is the featured speaker. Cruz is an environmental policy and advocacy expert who previously served as deputy director of Puerto Rico's environmental regulatory agency. At noon, via Zoom.

Friday, March 18

"Emory Climate Talks." Award-winning author Kim Stanley Robinson is the featured speaker.  Robinson's books include the bestselling "Mars" trilogy and the critically acclaimed "Forty Signs of Rain, the Years of Rice and Salt" and "2312." In 2008, he was named a "Hero of the Environment" by Time Magazine and he works with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute. At 11:45 am, via Zoom.

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