Wed, Oct 18, 2017: The deep sea frontier: What are the security risks?

John Hannigan, University of Toronto Sociology;
Anna Zalik, York University Faculty of Environmental Studies

Today the planet’s oceans are threatened by acidification, oil and gas drilling, overfishing, and deep-sea mining. The two speakers will discuss the geography, law, politics, and sociology of the sub-surface ocean and the international conflicts about claims of sovereignty over certain waters.

John Hannigan

Professor Hannigan’s research focuses on Social movements; the sociology of media; sociology of the postmodern city, and environmental issues and problems. He has written a number of papers on social movements, and media and religion, but his recent works are about Environmental Sociology

Anna Zalik

Professor Zalik is also a sociologist by training. She is now Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at York University. Her research focuses on the political economy of extractive industries, primarily in the oil industry but also in the oceans.

Oct.18, 2017, 7:00 pm
Room 140, University College, 15 King’s College Circle, University of Toronto. 
All welcome—no charge.

Part of Science for Peace’s weekly series of free public lectures
Wednesday evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm, fall of 2017
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