By popular demand we are again extending the programme into the afternoon to create extra space for meeting and mingling, getting to know each other and re-connecting with ECI. This time we will focus on “Creating Graduate Networks” – a great opportunity to have your say about which networks would be useful for you and how you would like to connect with other alumni.
This year, the classes of 2007-08 and 1997-98 are celebrating 10 and 20 years since they graduated from ECM and we hope to welcome back many contemporaries for a special reunion.
Our pre-dinner speaker will be Professor James Ford (ECM 2000-01), Priestley Chair in Climate Adaptation at the Priestley International Centre for Climate, University of Leeds. In his talk, James will explore the societal impacts of climate change and tell us what we can learn from the Arctic.
Guests are welcome, the dress code is smart casual.
The Arctic is undergoing transformative climate change, with many regions of the circumpolar north warming in excess of 2°C. These changes are having widespread implications, including disrupting food and water systems, increasing disaster losses, damaging transportation routes and community/industrial infrastructure, compromising health, and affecting economic sectors. As the region undergoing the most climate change globally, the Arctic provides a unique opportunity to examine what a future climate changed world might look like, and generate fundamental understanding on how rapid climate change affects human systems.
In this talk I will draw upon over 15 years of research with Indigenous communities in northern Canada and Greenland to examine what the Arctic tells us about the human dimensions of climate change.
Professor James D. Ford is Priestley Chair in Climate Adaptation at the Priestley International Centre for Climate, University of Leeds. His research focuses on climate change impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability with a strong focus on Indigenous peoples in the Arctic. The author of >170 articles, he is a lead author on the IPCCs Special Report on 1.5C of warming and editor-in-chief at Regional Environmental Change. An ECI alumni (2000-01), James completed his PhD in Geography at the University of Guelph and was an associate professor in geography at McGill University prior to moving back to the UK.
£35 Alumni and guests
£25 current staff
£15 current ECM, MPhil and DPhil students
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