Our Colloquia Series presents engaging research from around the world. Guest presenters cover varied topics from all aspects of Geography. This page lists abstracts from past and future colloquia.

Factory construction next to ocean

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: cuboulder.zoom.us/j/96904127211 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...

ohn and Gina after a successful DataHawk2 drone flight on the Arctic sea ice

Two CU Scientists' Experience Taking Part in the Largest Arctic Research Expedition Ever: The Multi-disciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC)

Dec. 3, 2021

John Cassano Fellow, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences Lead Scientist, National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences University of Colorado Boulder Gina Jozef PhD Candidate, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and National...

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Politics of power in Myanmar

Nov. 19, 2021

Kyi Phyo - Foundation Renewable Energy and Ecology Shoon So Oo - World Wildlife Fund Myanmar Chuenchom Greacen - independent consultant Dr. Chris Greacen - independent consultant Join Zoom Meeting https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/99482379682 November 19, 2021 12:00 - 1:30 PM Co-sponsored by Center for Asian Studies Myanmar is one of the least...

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Mercury from thawing permafrost: A new climate change tipping point

Nov. 12, 2021

Kevin Schaefer National Snow and Ice Data Center University of Colorado Boulder Nov 12, 2021 GUGG 205, 3:30 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting Permafrost in the high northern latitudes contains a vast reservoir of Mercury (Hg), more than the atmosphere, the ocean, and the rest of the land surface combined...

Mosaic of Africa

Climate change, social capital, and sustainable livelihoods in conservation landscapes

Nov. 5, 2021

Karen Bailey Assistant Professor Environmental Studies University of Colorado Boulder Nov 5, 2021 GUGG 205, 3:30 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting Abstract Dr. Bailey will discuss her ongoing work to understand human-environment interactions for the intersecting goals of well-being of vulnerable populations, equity, and conservation. She will share findings from...

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Climate Change, Food Security, Conflict and Cooperation: Results from a 2019-2021 Panel Survey in Isiolo, Northern Kenya

Oct. 29, 2021

John O'Loughlin Professor, Department of Geography University of Colorado Boulder Sarah Posner PhD Student of Geography University of Colorado Boulder October 29, 2021 GUGG 205, 3:30 PM Abstract: The extent of climate change effects on the potential for violence is uncertain. Research has focused on poor countries, especially in Sub-Saharan...

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Spaces of Extraction, Proximities, and Complicities: Indians and Canadian Settler Colonialism

Oct. 22, 2021

Nishant Upadhyay Assistant Professor Department of Ethnic Studies University of Colorado Boulder October 22, 2021 GUGG 205, 3:30 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting: cuboulder.zoom.us/j/97938089965 Abstract: This talk explores Indigenous and Indian diasporic relations that exist within and across the afterlives of imperialism in what is known as Canada and theorizes...

Scales of justice

From the Inside Out: The Fight for Environmental Justice within Government

Oct. 1, 2021

Professor Jill Harrison Associate Professor of Sociology University of Colorado Boulder Oct 1, 2021 GUGG 6, 3:30 PM Abstract: In this presentation, Harrison will present key findings from her book, From the Inside Out, whichlifts the veil on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other environmental regulatory agencies to offer...

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Pedagogies of Solidarity: Anti-colonial possibilities

Sept. 24, 2021

Dr. Juanita Sundberg Associate Professor of Geography University of British Columbia, Vancouver Sep 24, 3:30 PM GUGG 205 or Join Zoom Meeting cuboulder.zoom.us/j/92648539892 Meeting ID: 926 4853 9892 Abstract In this presentation, I point to the classroom as a crucial space for anti-colonial praxis. While unlearning colonial epistemologies is an...

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Fair Redistricting and Community Engagement: How to get involved in Colorado’s Independent Redistricting Process

Aug. 30, 2021

Panelists: Moderator: Emily Yeh, Professor, Department of Geography and President, American Association of Geographers Panelist 1: Scott Adler, Professor, Department of Political Science and Dean of the Graduate School, CU Boulder Panelist 2: Julia Jackson, Public Information Officer and Redistricting Analyst, Colorado Independent Redistricting Commission Panelist 3: Seth Spielman, Professor...

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