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Monday, March 5, 2018 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Loeb Library, Gund Hall, GSD, 48 Quincy St., Cambridge

Tarzan to the Terminator: Western Water's Story through the Los Angeles River

The Los Angeles River has been an iconic setting in many Hollywood movies, from Tarzan’s early twentieth century jungle to the post-apocalyptic motorcycle chase scene in Terminator 2. The roles the Los Angeles River has played in these movies serve as a lens through which to examine the past, present, and future of water law – from the romantic but wildly dangerous river of Tarzan to the tamed but still menacing concrete channel of the Terminator. Rhett Larson, Richard Morrison Fellow in Water Law; Associate Professor of Law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, will evaluate the evolution of water law and its impacts on society through the history of the Los Angeles River, and offer a future for water law based on the martial arts philosophy of another iconic resident of Los Angeles: Bruce Lee.

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Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Email: huce@environment.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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