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The Graduate School of Geography Spring 2016 Colloquium Speaker Series

Thursday, February 4th
Nadine Schuurman, Geography, Simon Fraser University
"Using GIS and spatial epidemiology to understand issues in public and population health"

Thursday, February 11th
Norma Rantisi, Concordia University
"Scaling up and out: The History of the Palestine Fair Trade Association"

Thursday, February 25th
Frank Magilligan, Dartmouth College
"River restoration by dam removal in New England"

Thursday, March 17th
Tim Cresswell, Northeastern University

Thursday, March 24th
Andy Rosenberg, Director, Center for Science and Democracy, Union of Concerned Scientists
Debra I. and Jeffrey A. Geller Endowed Lecture
, co-sponsored with George Perkins Marsh Institute
"Science, Democracy and Scientists as Citizens"

Thursday, April 14th
Maggie Holland, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Practicing Geography Week 2016 | April 11-17

This spring we will be holding our fifth annual Practicing Geography Week, a week of career-focused events for our undergraduate students, developed to give our students in Geography, Global Environmental Studies (GES), and Earth System Science (ESS) a chance to explore various career and graduate school options in preparation for what lies ahead after undergraduate life at Clark. It will also provide various opportunities to network with faculty, graduate students, and alumni from our programs!

Event lineup will include trivia night, a student research symposium, an honors ceremony, a weekend field trip to New York City, and much more!


Past Events

Past Colloquium Speakers

Pablo Bose- "Born in a small town: refugee resettlement in contemporary America"

Priscilla McCutcheon- "'The 'Radical' Welcome Table: Faith, Social Justice and the Spiritual Geography of Emmanuel A.M.E. in Charleston, South Carolina."

Sucharita Gopal- "Spatial Dynamics and Ecosystem Tradeoff Analysis in Cambodia's Great Lake Tonle Sap"

Laura Ogden- "Speculative Wonder at the World's End"

Amy Glasmeier- "The false promise of urbanization: no lights, no jobs, no hope"

Rosemary Collard- "'Noah's Ark' on the auction block: lively commodities in exchange"

Kevin St. Martin- "Diverse Economies for Liveable Worlds: Experiments in Small Scale Fishing"

Nathan Phillips- "Beyond fossil-fueled urban metabolism"

Garth Myers- “Doing Urban Political Ecology in Sub-Saharan Africa"

Additional Events

Kurt Iveson- Seminar: "Building a City of Equals: Urban Politics, Unions and Sydney's "Green Bans""
Workshop: “The City, Urban Politics, and Critical Urban Theory”

Leslie James Pickering- “US Out of my Living Room: The Case of Leslie James Pickering, the Earth Liberation Front Press Office & Burning Books”

Kevin Ward- "Making waves: the multiple policy mobilities of Edinburgh's Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Model"

Practicing Geography Week 2015 | March 30 - April 5

Practicing Geography Week 2014 | April 14 - 20

Annual Wallace W. Atwood Lecture Series presents "Land use change in the globalization era: Challenges and opportunities"

The Fall 2015 Atwood Lecture was delivered by Dr. Eric Lambin. Dr. Lambin divides his time between Stanford University, where he occupies the Ishiyama Professorship at the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences and Woods Institute for the Environment, and the University of Louvain, Belgium, where he is professor at the Earth and Life Institute. His research deals with human-environment interactions and land use change in different parts of the world, by combining remote sensing and socio-economic data. His current interests are focussed on the impact of globalization on land use governance. He is Foreign Associate at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and Fellow at the European and Belgian Academies of Sciences. In 2014, he was awarded the Volvo Environment Prize and was named amongst Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher. Dr. Lambin's lecture took place on Thursday, October 15th, 2015 in Tilton Hall at 7:00PM. Watch Dr. Lambin lecture.

Annual Wallace W. Atwood Lecture Series presents "Too Soon for Sorry: Abolition Geography and the Problem of Innocence"

The Spring 2015 Atwood Lecture was delivered by Dr. Ruth Wilson GIlmore. Dr. Gilmore is a Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences and American Studies at the City University of New York. She is director of The Center for Place, Culture, and Politics and is the 2014 recipient of the Harold M. Rose Award for Anti-Racism Research and Practice, awarded by the Association of American Geographers. She serves on the Executive Committee at the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and The Caribbean (IRADAC).
Dr. Gilmore's lecture took place on Thursday, March 19th, 2015 in Tilton Hall at 7:00 PM.


Annual Wallace W. Atwood Lecture Series presents "Learning While Burning: An Optimistic View of Energy, Environment, and Our Future"

Richard Alley The Graduate School of Geography was delighted to host this year's Atwood Lecture, with a talk given by Dr. Richard Alley, an Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Professor Alley is a leading scholar in climate change research and communication, with particular interests in polar ice, glaciology, sea level change, and abrupt climate change. He has researched, published, broadcast, and advised widely on these topics, with involvement in activities ranging from the Nobel-Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to specials on public television.
Dr. Alley's lecture took place on Thursday, March 20th, 2014 in Tilton Hall at 7:00 PM.
Watch Dr. Richard Alley lecture

Annual Wallace W. Atwood Lecture Series presents "Contested Hydro-Modernities: From Manufacturing Rivers to Desalting the Seas"

Professor Erik Swyngedouw

The department is proud to feature Erik Swyngedouw, Professor of Geography, School of Environment and Development at Manchester University. Some of Dr. Swyngedouw's research interests include: Political Economy, Poltical Ecology
Theory and Practice, and the Politics, Economics, Ecology, and Urbanization of Water.  Dr. Swyngedouw has published several books and over a hundred research papers over the last two decades with a focus on bringing politically explicit
yet empirically grounded research to the table, contributing to a more humanizing geography.The lecture took place on Thursday, October 4th, 2012 at 7:00pm in Daniel's Theater at Atwood Hall. 
Erik Swyngedouw Atwood Lecture


NESTVAL 2013 Annual Meeting at Clark University

The annual meeting of the New England St. Lawrence Valley Geographical Society was be held October 18-19, 2013 at Clark University. NESTVAL is the regional arm of the Association of American Geographers. Click here for an article about the event.

Earth Transformed Event 2013 and Albert, Norma, and Howard '77 Geller Endowed Lecture

Earth Transformed + 25 Event Video
William C. Clark's Powerpoint presentation
These events were co-sponsored by the George Perkins Marsh Institute, the Graduate School of Geography and the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise.