Co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Kathleen Galvin will present a keynote speech, “Global Environmental Change: Research and Engagement for Resilience.” This talk opens the annual conference of the Society for Economic Anthropology. As a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Galvin’s group shared the Nobel with Al Gore. She is a member of the National Academy of Science/National Research Council’s Research Council’s Human Dimensions of Global Change group. Much of her research explores biocultural and human-ecological aspects of African pastoralism including land use, conservation, climate variability and decision-making under uncertainty.
“The theme of this year’s SEA conference focuses on two core topics of environmental global change, risk and resilience, topics that link the local to the global. I look forward to engaging with people on these and other issues,” says Galvin. Conference contributors approach risk and resilience from multiple perspectives among societies, cultures, and systems.
A reception from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Memorial Hall will follow.
Galvin’s keynote talk is sponsored by the President’s Venture Fund, the Department of Anthropology, Franklin College, the African Studies Institute and the Center for Integrative Conservation.