June 20th | 13:30 – 15:30 | Leeuwenborch 63 | Lunch provided
CSPS would like to invite PhD students to a late lunch and discussion with Irus Braverman. In conjunction with the annual lecture, the event will be a relaxed space for students to engage with Dr Braverman on her work on Coral Whispers. The event will also include an informational session with Jeroen Warner regarding important information on services available to PhDs. Please RSVP here or send us a note letting us know you will be attending as well as your area and focus of work. We want to create a space for students to engage with Dr. Braverman that will be focused on the area of work of PhDs that will be taking part in the discussion.
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.