Event

Dan Grossman Speaks at Kent State Climate Change Forum

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The forests of Wayqecha, Peru rely on moisture from clouds to sustain themselves but climate change is moving that cloud layer higher every year. Image by Dan Metcalfe. Peru, 2017.

The forests of Wayqecha, Peru rely on moisture from clouds to sustain themselves but climate change is moving that cloud layer higher every year. Image by Dan Metcalfe. Peru, 2017.

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 6:30PM
Kent State University
Student Center Ballroom Balcony
1075 Risman Drive
Kent, OH 44240
United States

Join award-winning journalist Dan Grossman for the Global Issues Forum "Advancing Understanding of Climate Change" on Monday, March 19, 2018, at Kent State University, one of the Pulitzer Center's oldest Campus Consortium partners.

Grossman, a print journalist and radio and web producer for 30 years, has reported from all seven continents and produced radio stories and documentaries on science and the environment a variety of outlets including, NPR’s Here and Now and Weekend Edition; PRI's Living on Earth and The World; the BBC; and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Joining Grossman for "Advancing Understanding of Climate Change" are assistant professors Elizabeth Herndon (Geology, College of Arts and Sciences) and Lauren Kinsman-Costello (Biological Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences) who are studying climate change in Alaska as part of a National Science Foundation grant. This research plays an important role in understanding how high-latitude peatlands respond to climate change. School of Communication Studies professor Paul Haridakis moderates the discussion.

This Global Issues Forum is co-sponsored by the Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education in partnership with the Pulitzer Center. The discussion is free and open to the public.

For nearly 10 years, Kent State has been a partner with the Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium, a program that engages college students and faculty on global issues and offers opportunities for international reporting. The Global Issues Forum is part of a two-day visit to the campus by Grossman and Rebecca Kaplan, education specialist and Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow at the Pulitzer Center.