Published On: Wed, Mar 13th, 2019

Boca Library and FAU Host Stacey Balkan in Climate Change Talk

Stacey Balkan

Boca Raton Public Library And Fau Division Of Research Present “The Stories We Tell About Climate Change And Energy” With Stacey Balkan, Phd  – April 18, 2019, 2:00–3:00pm, Downtown Library

Boca Raton, FL – Imagine a world powered by solar or wind! Asking questions about energy use and exploring potential alternatives to fossil fuels brings us one step closer to that possibility. In “The Stories We Tell About Climate Change and Energy,” Stacey Balkan, PhD, discusses alternatives to petroleum, survival in the face of extreme global climate changes, fossil fuel use history, Anthropocene origins and making a difference.

Dr. Balkan is assistant professor of Environmental Literature and Humanities and an affiliate faculty member of FAU’s Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Initiative. Her teaching and research focus on postcolonial ecologies, landscape aesthetics and counter-pastoralism, and environmental justice. Register for her engaging presentation on Thursday, April 18, 2:00pm, at the Downtown Library, through the calendar at or by calling the library at 561-393-7852.

This is the fourth program in the “FAU Research in Action” series—a yearlong collaboration between Florida Atlantic University’s Division of Research and the City of Boca Raton Libraries in which researchers share their innovative work and seek input from the community. Oyuki De Santiago Poletz, Program Services Librarian, notes, “Boca Raton is fortunate to have an active research university in our own backyard. This series is an excellent opportunity for our residents to engage with the experts at Florida Atlantic University and contribute to the direction of ground-breaking research.”

FAU’s Division of Research supports faculty conducting research, forging innovations, and advancing science and technology in all disciplines. It assists in enhancing and growing the research enterprise at the university. The division also promotes a number of entrepreneurial and economic development initiatives that give faculty, students and the community opportunities to launch start-ups, create jobs and reach for their dreams. Learn more


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