Lunchtime Talk: Gender, Well-Being, and Climate Change in the Arctic

Understanding Alaska:  ISER Lunchtime Talks

Please join us for informal presentations at UAA’s Institute of Social and Economic Research. It’s a way for ISER researchers and others from the public and private sectors to talk about topics of interest.

Gender, Well-Being, and Climate Change in the Arctic

Amy Lauren Lovecraft

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Amy Lauren Lovecraft is an associate professor of political science whose research examines political choices in social-ecological systems, and she has recently begun collaborating on a comparative Arctic study of the different effects of climate change on men and women.

The circumpolar North is experiencing the most rapid climate changes on the planet, but little research has been done on the linkages between climate change and gender in this region. Most previous studies related to gender and climate change have focused on developing nations and ecosystems in the primarily arid or tropical landscapes of what is often called the global South.

Dr. Lovecraft’s research will investigate not only how climate change in the Arctic affects men and women differently, but also key differences between the Arctic and the global South in the vulnerabilities of populations and adaptive approaches to mitigate those effects.

When: Monday, February 13, 12 to 1

Where: ISER Conference Room, Fifth Floor, Diplomacy Building

The Diplomacy Building is at 4500 Diplomacy Drive, at the corner of Tudor Road and Tudor Centre Drive. Free parking. Call 786-7710 if you need directions.

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