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Arctic Symposium and Film Screening to Take Place Sept. 22

Global warming is changing the face of the planet, and no place so dramatically as the polar regions.

To explore these far-reaching impacts, the Department of Geography and the Canadian Studies Program will present a symposium, "The Face of Change in the Arctic: Climate Change, Sovereignty, Impacts,” on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in L207 Lafayette Hall.

The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.

Two documentaries will be aired at lunchtime: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change and The Blinding Sea, about the mysterious polar explorer Roald Amundsen. A question and answer session with the filmmaker of The Blinding Sea will follow the viewing.

The symposium features presentations from an array of experts whose work ranges from geopolitics to adaptation, from local narratives of climate change to participation in international negotiations, from indigenous knowledge to the global scramble for resources.

“Speakers will highlight an interdisciplinary set of perspectives, with a particular emphasis on the Canadian north as well as other parts of the circumpolar world,” notes UVM geography professor Pablo Bose, who organized the event.

For more information, visit: blog.uvm.edu/pbose/development/climate/arctic/.

To register, email arcticuvm@gmail.com.