Mass Migration in the Age of Environmental Devastation

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
6:00 pm
Shideler 152

A discussion between Reece Jones, professor of geography at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, and Adrian Parr, professor of environmental politics and cultural criticism in the Department of Political Science and the School of Architecture and Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati. 

Reece Jones's research on border security and violence has been featured in dozens of media outlets and around the world including the New York Times, Time Magazine, and the Guardian. He is the author of two books, Border Walls: Security and the War on Terror in the United States, India and Israel (2012, Zed Books), and Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move (2016, Verso), which won the 2017 Julian Minghi Distinguished Book Award from the Association of American Geographers. He also edited Placing the Border in Everyday Life with Corey Johnson (2014, Routledge Border Regions Series), which won the 2016 Gold Book Award from the Association of Borderlands Studies. He is the Forum and Review Editor at the journal Geopolitics.

Adrian Parr is a UNESCO water chair and Directory of the Taft Research Center and Chair of Taft Faculty. She has published numerous books the most recent being The Wrath of Capital: Neoliberalism and Climate Change Politics with Columbia University Press. Her forthcoming book, Birth of A New Earth: the radical politics of environmentalism will be published in the Fall. Her recent documentary The Intimate Realities of Water (co-directed with Sean Hughes) won numerous awards including Best Picture and Best Woman Filmmaker at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival 2016.

Reece Jones and Adrian Parr
Reece Jones and Adrian Parr
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