Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Room 008, Barnum Hall, 163 Packard Ave., Medford

Antarctica: Climate, Penguins and International Cooperation

Paul Mayewski, University of Maine; Susan Solomon, MIT; and Paul Berkman, Tufts University, will each give a presentation and sit for a panel to reflect on their research experiences in Antarctica. 

International cooperation has expanded our understanding of Antarctica and provided a guide for effective peace building. On Dec 1st, 1969 the Antarctic Treaty was signed at the height of the cold war to unite nations in the “interests of science and the progress of all mankind” by setting aside this territory “for peaceful purposes only.” This event commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty and aims to reflect on lessons learned to improve the health of our planet. Short presentations by world-class scientists Prof. Paul Mayewski (University of Maine), Prof. Susan Solomon (MIT) and Prof. Paul Berkman (Tufts University) will be followed by a discussion moderated by Ronit Prawer (UK Government’s Science and Innovation Network). Our panelists will reflect on their research experiences in Antarctica, enabling Earth system observations over time that underscore the progress and challenges with international cooperation in our globally-interconnected civilization.

A reception will follow after the event. RSVP here

This event is hosted by the Environmental Studies Program, the Foundation for the Good Governance of International Spaces, the Science Diplomacy Center at the Fletcher School and the Tufts Institute of the Environment.

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Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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