A network of interdisciplinary scholars studying past climate change
On May 23-24, 2012, the University of Oregon and its Robert D. Clark Honors College will host a student-focused conference on “Indigenous People, Climate Change, and Environmental Knowledge.” Students from a diversity of disciplines will present research related to climate and culture in the Americas alongside faculty and graduate students.
Students will present their research in either oral paper panels or poster sessions, and a broader local and regional community will be invited to participate, including American Indian and Alaska Native students from tribal colleges and others from native communities.
The conference will also have keynote lectures from indigenous leaders involved in climate change issues from Alaska to the continental United States.
The conference is sponsored by the Americas in a Globalized World Big Idea at the University of Oregon, with additional funding from the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, Robert D. Clark Honors College, Latin American Studies, Environmental Studies Program, Climate Change Research Group, and other campus units.