'Exploring Diverse Perspectives on Risks and Benefits of Oil and Gas Development in Alaska, Greenland and Norway,' June 17

by Michelle Saport  |   

Wednesday, June 17, 12-1 p.m. ISER Conference Room (1901 Bragaw St., Suite 301)

A diversity of actors brings different knowledge and values to discussions about the nature and significance of energy developments. How do these diverse knowledge systems combine to influence risk assessments and policy processes?

Siri Veland, an assistant professor of environmental studies at Brown University, will explore that question as she talks about her work on a new project funded by the Norwegian Research Council. That project will examine diverse cultural perspectives on risks and benefits of offshore oil and gas developments in Alaska, Greenland and Northern Norway. She previously studied environmental change and risk in Northern Australia, and will discuss possible overlaps with key issues in the Arctic.

In addition to her research, Veland also teaches classes on climate and climate change at Brown University and works with Native Australian communities, studying cultural perceptions of risk and traditional knowledge.

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