Who: The Wilson Center in partnership with George Mason University
When: Wednesday, May 18, 2016. 3pm – 5pm
Where: The Wilson Center
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
This documentary is relevant for policy, NGO and federal agencies specifically because it is based on anthropological research, one of the critical social science disciplines that methodologically clarifies the human aspects of climate change. Of late, and especially in the context of climate research, there has been significant progress in integrating the natural and social sciences to forefront critical perceptions, understandings, and responses to climate change as it interacts in the diversity of our planet’s biocultural systems.
On Wednesday, May 18, the Managing Our Planet series will screen a documentary focusing on the role of anthropology in the investigation of climate change followed by a conversation with the film maker.
The conversation is part of the ongoing “Managing Our Planet” series, jointly developed by George Mason University and the Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute and Environmental Change and Security Program. The series, now in its fifth year, is premised on the fact that humanity’s impacts are planetary in scale and require planetary-scale solutions.
Professor of Anthropology, George Mason University
Professor of Oceanography, George Mason University
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