| Thursday, June 20 4:00 PM-6:00 PM | Leeuwenborch C63 | drinks in restaurant afterwards
Coral Whisperers captures a critical moment in the history of coral reef science. Gleaning insights from over one hundred interviews with leading scientists and conservation managers, Irus Braverman documents a community caught in an existential crisis and alternating between despair and hope. In her talk, corals will emerge not only as signs and measures of environmental catastrophe, but also as catalysts for action.
Irus Braverman is Professor of Law and Adjunct Professor of Geography at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is author of Planted Flags: Trees, Land, and Law in Israel/Palestine (2009), Zooland: The Institution of Captivity (2012), and Wild Life: The Institution of Nature (2015). Her latest monograph, Coral Whisperers: Scientists on the Brink was published by the University of California Press in November 2018.