Friday Forum: Threats to National Parks

Event details

  • October 6, 2017
  • 12:00 pm
  • 1001 S. Wright St.
  • 2173371500

Speaker: Dr. Robert Pahre, Professor and Department Head, Political Science, University of Illinois

About the speaker: Dr. Robert Pahre is a professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is also currently Department Head. After graduate school, he first taught at the University of Rochester and then at Political Science Department and the School of Public Policy (SPP, now the Ford School) at the University of Michigan.

Bob Pahre received a PhD in Political Science from UCLA and a B.A. in International Relations and German Studies from Stanford University. He regularly teaches a summer course in Wyoming on the Politics of the Greater Yellowstone Area.

His research interests include political economy, environmental questions and the politics of culture and heritage. He also investigates policy issues surrounding the European Union, and served as Director of Illinois’ European Union Center.

About the Series: Building a Better Environmental Movement – Fall 2017

This fall, we are pleased to partner with the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations’ Diversity and Social Justice Education unit (DiversityEd) and the Student Sustainability Committee to host a series that explores the intersections of the environment and social justice. Our Fall 2017 Friday Forum series on environmental issues and solutions, ranging from climate change and policy to active transportation and agriculture, seeks to elevate sustainability issues on campus and in our communities and deepen our understanding of environmental justice.
This series was made possible thanks to the generous support of our partners: Diversity and Social Justice Education and the Student Sustainability Committee
Additional Fall 2017 Friday Forum Lecture Series support provided by:
Channing Murray Foundation, Chapel of Saint John the Divine Episcopal Church, Faith in Place, First Mennonite Church of Champaign-Urbana, LGBT Resource Center, League of Women Voters Champaign County, McKinley Presbyterian Church and Foundation, Native American House, Social Action Committee of the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign, Wesley Foundation at the University of Illinois, Wesley United Methodist Church, U of I School of Social Work, Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program, Funding provided BY THE STUDENT CULTURAL PROGRAMMING FEE