Twenty-Eighth Annual David R. Keller Environmental Ethics Symposium
Climate Refugees The New Era of Environmental Migrants
Friday, MARCH 3, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Library Lecture Hall (LI-120) (co-sponsored by the College of Science and Health)
The conference will explore the impact of environmental change on the displacement
of human populations around the world. The phenomenon of climate change challenges
us to think carefully about a variety of issues related to sustainability, immigration,
globalization, cultural integration, etc. Sessions will feature a variety of scholars
and activists with the aim of engaging these issues through lively and productive
Session One 9:00 - 9:50 a.m. Introduction: Phil Sutter, TANGO International Student Presentations, Utah Valley University
10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
"The Myriads Impacts of Sea Level Rise"
S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah
11:00 - 11:50 a.m.
"The Reality of Sea Level Rise in the South Pacific" Elizabeth Thomas, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah
12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
"Five Things Everyone Should Know About Climate Change" Dan Bedford, Weber State University
1:00 - 2:50 p.m.
"Developing Resilience to Climate Change" Phil Sutter, TANGO International
3:00 - 3:50 p.m.
Panel Discussion: "Redefining Refugee"
Laura Hamblin, Utah Valley University; Alan Clarke, Utah Valley University; & Lynn
England, Utah Valley University