HMEI Faculty Seminar - Kevon Rhiney

May 7, 2024, 12:30 pm1:20 pm
Guyot Hall 10
All Welcome



Event Description

Join us next week as Kevon Rhiney, the 2023-2024 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities and visiting professor of HMEI, Anthropology, and African American Studies, will present “Bridging the Climate Science-Practice Divide through Community Engaged Research: Insights from the Caribbean” in Guyot Hall, Room 10, and online via Zoom. 

The Caribbean is regarded as one of the most exposed regions in the world to climate-related natural disasters and is projected to be amongst the earliest and most severely impacted by climate change over the course of this century. Amidst the global community’s inability to meet crucial emission reduction targets, there is an urgent need across the region to develop adaptation strategies to safeguard vulnerable populations and communities from the worst impacts from climate induced changes. This requires close attention to the needs of local communities while guided by the best science in determining locally relevant adaptation pathways. In this talk, Rhiney draws from past and ongoing work in the Caribbean to explore some of the opportunities and challenges in conducting community engaged research in climate vulnerable farming communities. The presentation will cover some key methodological questions around conducting interdisciplinary research that utilize participatory and community-led methods to inform existing scientific and climate adaptation efforts.

This seminar is free and open to the public. Lunch will be available in the Guyot Atrium at noon. All attendees can register here in advance to attend this event via Zoom livestream.


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