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Pipelines, Politics & Protest: An Arctic Perspective

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Pipelines, Politics & Protest: An Arctic Perspective

Canadian Fulbright Arctic Chair Gabrielle Slowey explores issues around expanded and accelerated growth of the tar sands and its environmental and human impacts.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
4:30pm-6:00pm
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

After the Trump administration approved the controversial Keystone pipeline, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that he was strongly in favor of the decision, arguing that it will be a boon for Canadian jobs and help Alberta recover from the steep decline in oil prices. Trudeau had already approved expanding the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline through British Columbia. Dr. Slowey explores some of the issues concerning expanded and accelerated growth of the tar sands and its environmental and human impacts, particularly for Indigenous peoples living in the Arctic. 

Gabrielle Slowey is the inaugural Fulbright Chair in Arctic Studies (2016-2017) at the Dickey Center for International Understanding and the Institute of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth College. She is currently the Director of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies at York University where she is an associate Professor in the Department of Political Science (Toronto, ON). She teaches courses in Canadian, Aboriginal and Arctic Politics. Her current research investigates the intersection between ecological governance, unconventional resource extraction, Indigenous peoples, and the state in multiple regions (ranging from the provincial north, ie. Northern Alberta, Northern Quebec, Northern Ontario, to the Arctic proper, including Yukon, NWT and circumpolar north. Her current research concentrates on pressures to develop shale gas reserves and investigates the variation in response by local communities. She is the author of Navigating Neoliberalism: Self-Determination and the Mikisew Cree First Nation (UBC Press, 2008) and numerous publications.   

Sponsored by the Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center for International Understanding and the Consulate General of Canada in Boston. 

For more information, contact:
Lee McDavid
603-646-1278

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

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