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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 dialogue. 

Session One
9:00 - 9:50 a.m.
Introduction: Phil Sutter, TANGO International
Student Presentations, Utah Valley University


Session Two
10:00 - 10:50 a.m. 
"The Myriads Impacts of Sea Level Rise"

Robin Craig, 
S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah


Session Three
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


Session Four
12:00 - 12:50 p.m. 
"Five Things Everyone Should Know About Climate Change"
Dan Bedford, Weber State University


Session Five
1:00 - 2:50 p.m. 
"Developing Resilience to Climate Change"
Phil Sutter, TANGO International 


Session Six
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 


Session Seven
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. 
Discussion: "Where Do We Go From Here?"
moderated by Danny Horns, Utah Valley University