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Conversations in Conflict Studies presents: Matt Huber

400 Eggers Hall, the PARCC Conference Room

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"Hidden Abodes: Politicizing Industrial Ecologies in the Anthropocene." Matt Huber, Assistant Professor of Geography at the Syracuse University Maxwell School  considers the environmental problems surrounding consumption.  We often think of “us” as individual consumers of resources and energy. Yet, the industrial sector is by far the largest consumer of energy, electricity, water, and other materials both in the United States and globally. Why do these geographies often escape our political/policy attention? This talk proposes a framework to examine the politics of industrial ecologies. As a case study, I examine the industrial nitrogen fertilizer industry and its immense demand for natural gas and significant carbon dioxide emissions.

Conversations in Conflict Studies is a weekly speaker series sponsored by PARCC-Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration. Follow us  @PARCCatMaxwell , tweet #ConvoInConflict.         

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