Mary and Peter R. Dallman 1951 Great Issues Lecture
Centering Justice, Community Voices, and Indigenous Knowledge in Climate Adaptation
May 10 | 4:00PM EST | Registration Link: http://dartgo.org/migration
Idowu (Jola) Ajibade, Assistant Professor of Geography, Affiliated Faculty, Black Studies, Portland State University
Dr. Idowu (Jola) Ajibade’s research focuses on how individuals, communities, and cities respond to global climate change and their different capacities for adaptation and transformation. She explores adaptation in the context of resilience planning, eco-industrialization, eco-gentrification, uneven development and managed retreat. Ajibade’s research draws on urban political ecology and environmental justice lenses to interrogate both conventional as well as alternative approaches to adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and sustainability.
AlexAnna Salmon ’08, Igiugig Village Tribal Council President
President AlexAnna Salmon was raised in the village of Igiugig, Alaska, and graduated from Dartmouth College with a dual major in Native American Studies and Anthropology. As the Igiugig Tribal Council president, Salmon works closely with her community, academic interests, and partners throughout the state as she leads local initiatives for renewable energy and sustainability and advocates for revitalization of Yup’ik language and culture. In 2015, Salmon was invited to President Obama’s roundtable discussion with Alaska Native leaders during his state visit.
Mary and Peter R. Dallman 1951 Great Issues Lecture, sponsored by the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding. Made possible by a gift from Mary and Peter R. Dallman ’51.