SCWA APRILVIRTUAL PROGRAM
SCWA celebrates Earth Day 2021
APRIL 22, 2021 ~ 7:00 PM EST
The National Geographic Visiting Professor of Science Communication
at George Washington University
People, Food and Nature: What we do to the Earth &What it does back to us
Lisa Palmer has traveled the world for years documenting the cutting-edge innovations of people and organizations working on solutions to mitigating climate change, biodiversity loss, and global hunger.
In her book Hot, Hungry Planet Ms. Palmer focuses on three key concepts that support food security and resilience in a changing world: advances in the social, educational, and agricultural sectors; improved land use and farming technologies; and policy nudges with the potential to reduce adverse environmental impacts of agriculture while producing more food. Ms. Palmer breaks down this difficult subject through seven concise and easily-digestible case studies around the globe, presenting the stories of individuals in six key regions—India, sub-Saharan Africa, the United States, Latin America, the Middle East, and Indonesia.
Ms. Palmer will share stories and images from reporting trips around the world to show the realities of what humans do to the world and what it does back to us, sustaining our lives while also showing its force. Her presentation will paint a hopeful picture of both the world we want to live in, and the substantial strides required to get there.
Lisa Palmer is a journalist, author, and the National Geographic Visiting Professor of Science Communication at the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. She is also a Senior Fellow for Socio-Environmental Understanding.
Ms. Palmer participates actively in the national and international discourse on socio-environmental issues through writing and publishing, speaking, developing, and leading seminars, contributing to the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)’s digital presence. An award-winning environmental and science journalist, she writes for publications such as the Nature family of journals, The Guardian, Nautilus, The New York Times, The New Republic, Slate, and many others. She was previously a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., where she conducted research on global food security, resilience, and policies related to sustainable agriculture. In 2018, Ms. Palmer was awarded a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center residency on science for development. She is a professional member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and the National Association of Science Writers. She is a B.S. graduate of Boston University and has a Master of Science Communications degree from Simmons College in Boston.
Please Register by Wednesday April 21
The SCWA APRIL PROGRAM is
FREE & OPEN TO ALL!
(SCWA is waiving our regular $10 guest fee)
All Attendees are required to Register.
Participants will be emailed program access instructions in their confirmation email and in reminder emails on Wednesday, April 21th, and 1 hour before our Program.
Members, Sponsors, and Partners are the lifeblood of the Savannah Council on World Affairs
SCWA 2019-2020 Platinum Sponsor
Critz Auto Group has been striving to provide the highest standard of automotive excellence in the Savannah and the Coastal Empire for over 80 years. We are your exclusive local dealer for Buick, GMC, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Sprinter Vans, specializing in new, used and certified pre-owned vehicles.
SCWA recognizes and appreciates our
April Program Sponsors
Helping You Make the Most of Your Money!
At Chase we’re proud to serve nearly half of America’s households with a broad range of financial services, including personal banking, credit cards, mortgages, auto financing, investment advice, small business loans and payment processing. We’re here to help you manage your money today and tomorrow. Chase is focused on helping you succeed.
DailyChatter is an international email newsletter founded on the principles of independence and non-partisanship and driven by the mission to improve global knowledge and understanding at a time when the availability of world news continues to decline in the news media. We search for meaning and context in this immensely complex world. Our goal each morning is to enlighten you on some of the most important developments taking place around the world so you will be smarter and better informed. DailyChatter is exclusively focused on world news and is written and designed in a distinctive, reader-friendly style. Custom-designed maps place each country written about in its regional and global context.
CLICK HERE FOR SCWA SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
US World Affairs Councils are offering our Members Real-time Analysis through Free & Fee Webinars
Continuing this Spring, Members can stay engaged & participate in various FREE & FEE Virtual Webinars offered by US World Affairs Councils. Both FREE & FEE Virtual Opportunities are listed below and updated weekly simply follow the links to register. ~ Stay Tuned & Happy New Year!
A New Narrative for the Planet: Urgency, Action, Inclusion.
The 2021 Planet Forward Summit
Friday, April 9, 2021
From extreme weather events and record-shattering heat to melting Arctic ice and sea-level rise, the future is here. There’s new urgency. Bold action is required. Inclusiveness is justice.
The 2021 Planet Forward Summit will feature extraordinary leaders who are shaping the future. They include Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Micheal Regan; NBC’s Al Roker; the mayor of America’s hottest city, Kate Gallego; National Geographic Explorer John Sutter; and students and others from across the country.
We’ll ask: What’s ahead? What must change? What’s the science – and the story?
The Summit takes place from 12-4 pm EST Friday, April 9.
Registration is Open & Free.
Register & Spread the word.
World Affairs Council of Palm Beach hosts Patrick Clawson, Director of Research at the Washington Institute, for “How Far Will Iran Go and Can We Avoid Conflict?”
World Affairs Council of Charleston hosts Brett Bruen, President of the Global Situation Room, for “A Webinar on Foreign Policy Challenges Facing the Biden Administration.”
Stay Safe. Stay Engaged. Stay Informed.