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Spring 2014 Colloquium Series

  • All colloquia are held in Student Building 150 unless otherwise indicated. The colloquia start promptly at 4:00 pm.
  • For more information, please contact Susan White or Rinku Roy Chowdhury

Feb 7


Elizabeth Vidon
Doctoral Student
Department of Geography


Feb 21 James King
Visiting Professor
Department of Geography, IUB

Dust observations for models: a new methods for improving climate models

Feb 28
This talk is cancelled and will be rescheduled

Michael Hendryx
Applied Health Science
School of Public Health
Indiana University-Bloomington

Mountain Removal Coal Mining and Public Health in Appalachia

Mar 7

Stephen Benard
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
Indiana University-Bloomington

Who Cries Wolf, and When? Manipulation of Perceived Threats to Preserve Rank in Cooperative Groups

Mar 14

Paul Knapp
Department of Geography
University of North Carolina-Greensboro

West Coast 'Hurricanes': A 300-Year History of Severe Pacific Northwest Windstorms

Mar 28


Eduardo Brondizio
Professor, Department of Anthropology
Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change (ACT)

Tom Evans
Professor, Department of Geography
Director, Center for the Study of Institutions, Population and Environmental Change (CIPEC)
Co-Director, The Workshop for Political Theory and Policy Analysis

Emilio Moran*
J.A. Hannah Professor of Global Change Science and Professor,
Department of Geography
Michigan State University
Founder, Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change (ACT)
*attendance depends on traffic/schedule

Rinku Roy Chowdhury
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography
Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change (ACT)

Panel: National and International Science Programmes for Human-Environment Research

Please join us for brief presentations and a panel discussion on national and international science and funding programs focused on human-environment research at the local, regional and global scales.

The panelists (Brondizio, Evans and Moran) are long-standing core members of the international scientific community and of key science programmes studying the human dimensions of environmental change at multiple scales. They will present their reflections on the trajectory and current directions in the field, as well as on the prospects of funding for human-environment research. The panel will be chaired by Rinku Roy Chowdhury, who is active in the socio-ecological research community and on the Scientific Steering Committee of the Global Land Project.

April 4

Graduate Student Practice Talks for Annual AAG Conference


April 18

Nicholas Kawa
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
Ball State University

Amazonia in the Anthropocene: Soils, Forests, Plants, People

April 25

Marvin Sterling
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
Indiana University-Bloomington

Performing the Postcolony:  National Meanings of 'Jamaica' After 50 Years of Independence


May 2

G501 Graduate Student Research Proposal Presentations