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Outside the Scientific Discourse, Yet One with Nature: The culture, people, and climate of Pacific Island Atolls. 

   A Panel Discussion.

       7 p.m. Monday, November 7

       Lewis Katz Building Auditorium

       Penn State University Park


Participants examine climate change and its effects from scientific, legal, ethical, musical, and human perspectives.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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Moderator: William Easterling, Dean, Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

The panel includes:
  Mikaele Maiava, Water is Rising artist from Tokelau
  Donald A. Brown, Associate Professor of Environmental Ethics, Science, and Law;
  Anne C. Clements, associate professor of music;
  Jamison E. Colburn, professor of environmental law and policy.

Support provided by Penn State’s School of International Affairs, Center for Global Studies, and University Libraries. Support also provided by United Nations Association of Centre County and Centre County Council of Organizations (Altrusa International of Centre County, American Association of University Women, Centre County UNA-USA, Friends Meeting, Global Connections, Hadassah, Harris Township Lions Club, League of Women Voters of Centre County, Soroptimist International of Centre County, St. Paul’s United Methodist Women, State College Area Family YMCA, State College Lions Club, State College Evening Rotary Club, State College Downtown Rotary Club, State College Presbyterian Church’s Mission Ministry Unit, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County, and University Baptist and Brethren Church).



BE SURE TO SEE! the other parts of this program


Time & Tide

An award-winning documentary about the island nation Tuvalu

2 p.m. Sunday, November 6
State Theatre • Downtown State College


Water is Rising

Music and Dance of Pacific Island Atolls Water is Rising brings together thirty-six music and dance artists from the tiny Pacific
island nations Kiribati, Tokelau, and Tuvalu to celebrate the cultures of coral atolls at risk of being submerged by rising sea levels.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 8
Eisenhower Auditorium
Penn State University Park


sponsors:  Sandra Zaremba and Richard Brown.  The presentation of Water is Rising was made possible by the MetLife Community Connections Fund of the New England Foundation of the Arts’ National Dance Project. Major support for NDP is also provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and



Want to learn more about this issue?
   Read "On the Front Line of Climate Change and Displacement: Learning From and With Pacific Island Countries"  a Brookings Institution Report.

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Helen Sheehy,
Oct 15, 2011, 1:27 PM