Past Event

Paige West | A Prayer for the World: Climate Change, Engaged Scholarship, and the Social Sciences

November 14, 2019
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Room 120, Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL), 2202 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Lecture to be delivered by Professor Paige West at the Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

Each new day, it seems, we wake to a barrage of terrible global news and horrifying images. This is particularly true with regard to climate news. It is enough to paralyze even the most empathetic and concerned citizens. In this lecture, drawing on her twenty three years of research in Papua New Guinea,  anthropologist Paige West asks us to consider what each of us can do as students, scholars, writers, and thinkers to understand the historical processes that set the conditions of possibility for our present world, to document or to witness the transformations of the present, and to use our scholars skills to work towards transforming the future.

(Source: Institute for Resources, Environment, Sustainability)