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International Seminar Series: Taste and Sustainability in Chocolate
Illinois Ag Connection - 02/14/2020

The International Seminar Series offers the Illinois State University campus and the Bloomington-Normal community weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are experts in their fields across a range of disciplines who cover a wide array of cultural, historical, political, and social topics.

The Spring 2020 series will focus on "Local and Global Environments in Conversation." The talks, which begin in late January, are free and open to the public and occur every Wednesday from noon-1 p.m. in the Bone Student Center. A free buffet lunch is included, and time is provided for audience questions and answers. This is a "Zero Waste" event.

Upcoming events include:

Feb. 19: BSC Activity, Bone Student Center, "Taste and Sustainability in Chocolate History," Associate Professor Kathryn Sampeck, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Illinois State University

Feb 26: Old Main Room, Bone Student Center, "Narratives of Eco-Ethical Resistance: Migration, Tourism, and Environmental Erosion in the Mediterranean," Instructional Assistant Professor Jessica Sciubba, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Illinois State University

March 4: Old Main Room, Bone Student Center, "Beyond Reserves: Indigenous Energy Justice," Professor and Timnick Chair Kyle Whyte, Department of Philosophy, Michigan State University

March 18: Ballroom I, Bone Student Center, "How Sweet It Is! International Consultation with Specialty Onion Growers," Professor David Kopsell, Department of Agriculture, Illinois State University

March 25: Old Main Room, Bone Student Center, "Bringing Fishermen to the Center: The Value of Local Knowledge for Understanding and Mitigating Climate Change Impacts on Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania," Professor and Chair Joan Brehm, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Illinois State University

April 1: Old Main Room, Bone Student Center, "Mystery-Solving in the Siberian Taiga: An Environmental History of Tunguska Investigations," Associate Professor Andy Bruno, Department of History, Northern Illinois University

April 8: Ballroom I, Bone Student Center, "Can Arctic Sea Ice Fluctuations Influence U.S. Summer Weather?" Professor and Chair Dagmar Budikova, Department of Geography, Geology, and the Environment, Illinois State University

April 15: Old Main Room, Bone Student Center, "Contested Geographies of Natural Resource Extraction in Peru," Associate Professor Matthew Himley, Department of Geography, Geology, and the Environment, Illinois State University

April 22: Old Main Room, Bone Student Center, "Embodying a Troubled Planet: Art in Response to the Ecological Moment," Associate Professor Melissa Oresky, Wonsook Kim School of Art, Illinois State University; and Associate Director and Professor of Painting and Sculpture Melissa Pokorny, Department of Art and Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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