Emily Yeh

AAG Best Paper for Geography and Entrepreneurship

Feb. 23, 2022

Emily Yeh 's paper was awarded “AAG-Kaufmann Best Paper for Geography and Entrepreneurship” for 2022. The cultural politics of new Tibetan entrepreneurship in contemporary China: Valorisation and the question of neoliberalism Abstract: Over the past decade, new forms of Tibetan entrepreneurship have emerged and proliferated in China, at the intersection...

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Jennifer Fluri TED Talk: Women's rights in Afghanistan: what worked, what didn't, and why

As the last American troops left Afghanistan in August 2021, the Taliban, a regime that the U.S spent 20 years and billions of dollars fighting, returned to power. Women’s rights activists and legislators fled the country in fear for their lives. The Taliban banned girls from attending high school &...

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John O'Loughlin: Will Russia recognize the independence of two eastern Ukraine republics? Here’s what people there think.

Feb. 18, 2022

Those who live in the Donbas region care more about bread-and-butter issues, our latest surveys reveal. At the heart of the current Russia-Ukraine crisis is the long-standing conflict in the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine, divided since 2014 into separate territories controlled by the Ukrainian government and by Russian-backed separatists...

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Graduate Student American Association of Geographers (AAG) Preview Talks

Feb. 18, 2022

In Person: GUGG 205 Feb 18, 2022, 3:30 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting Ben Barron Decolonizing wildfire: Theorizing more-than-human modes of relationship Scholarship on the wildland-urban interface (WUI) – defined as the area of intersection between human structures and “undeveloped” vegetation – often frames wildfire as a threat to be...


Understanding lake water storage variability from regional to global scales: trends, drivers and impacts

Feb. 11, 2022

Fangfang Yao Postdoctoral fellow CIRES / CU Boulder In Person: GUGG 205 Feb 11, 2022, 3:30 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting: cuboulder.zoom.us/j/91646916151 Abstract Lakes hold 87% of liquid freshwater on Earth’s surface and are essential components of biogeochemical, hydrological, and ecological processes. They function as regulators of climate change through...

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GIS Colorado 2022 Scholarship Announcement

Feb. 11, 2022

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a degree or a certificate program with GIS as a major or minor emphasis of study? Do you exhibit academic excellence in the geospatial technologies fields: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), or related disciplines? GIS Colorado...

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John O'Loughlin: As tensions in Ukraine increase, researcher worries for its people

Jan. 28, 2022

This week, the Pentagon announced that it was placing roughly 8,500 U.S. troops on “heightened alert”—a step toward potentially deploying them to friendly European nations near the Russian border. The move is the latest escalation surrounding Ukraine, an Eastern Europe nation home to about 44 million people. Late last year,...

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Pathways to Sustainable Urban Water Security: Global Desalination Sector

Jan. 28, 2022

Kyungsun Lee Postdoc Research Associate Texas A&M University In Person: GUGG 205 Jan 28, 2022, 3:30 PM Or Join via Zoom: cuboulder.zoom.us/j/93185557747 Due to growing populations and climate change, existing freshwater sources and water infrastructure are not sufficient to address the challenges of urban water insecurity. Desalination is considered one...

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Professor John O'Loughlin: Ukrainians in our survey weren’t enthusiastic about NATO exercises close to Russia

Jan. 21, 2022

The Kremlin’s defense strategy depends on keeping a buffer between the Russian heartland and Europe Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the United States and NATO against encroaching in Russia’s backyard. Specific Russian concerns include Western support to the Ukrainian government that involves military training, procurement , exercises, infrastructure and...

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The Cement-Steel-Infrastructure Interface: China’s Export and Investment Boom in the Philippines

Jan. 21, 2022

Alvin Camba, Korbel School of International Studies Denver University In Person: GUGG 205 Jan 21, 2022, 3:30 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting Abstract: In the Global South, the population’s demand for economic involvement has been met by an infrastructure drive. Through the Belt and Road Initiative, China has financed a...