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Kathy Galvin, ‘Research and Engagement in the Savanna of East Africa’

October 21, 2019 at 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Kathy Galvin is professor of anthropology and director of the Africa Center at Colorado State University. She has conducted interdisciplinary social-ecological systems research in the savannas of East Africa for over 30 years. Galvin has worked with local pastoralists on issues of land use change, conservation, climate change and nutrition. She is a drylands expert and uses frameworks from political ecology and social-ecological systems to understand sustainability and resilience. Her current NASA grant focuses on households, ecosystems and atmospheric water cycling in East Africa. She is a lead author on the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and co-author of the “American Anthropological Association Task Force Report on Global Climate Change.” Galvin is also one of the recipients of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for contributing to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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October 21, 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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Alumni Building, Room 308
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States


African Studies Center
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