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October 23, 2023 - October 26, 2023

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From October 23rd until October 26th, the University of Aruba and the University of Prince Edward Island will be co-hosting the Second International Conference on Small Island States and Subnational Island Jurisdictions – Turning the Tide: Climate Change, Social Change, and Islandness. This highly interesting event, with a wide range of world-class speakers and experts, will take place at the University of Aruba. This is a unique opportunity to become acquainted with the latest research insights and discussions on climate change and social change in an island context and interact with the researchers.
Islands are at the front lines of climate change. With proximity to the oceans, they are often the first to experience land loss due to sea-level rise and erosion. The effects of extreme weather events and changes in seasonality and temperature change on land and in the ocean are life-changing and often catastrophic. But what of social change on islands brought about by climate change? How are the effects of climate change impacting islands? This interdisciplinary conference sets out to explore the theme of climate change and social change on islands through presentations from speakers from the Caribbean, the Americas, Europe, and the Pacific. The conference will have different parallel sessions as well as several interactive sessions and debates. Program highlights are the four highly reputable speakers who are at the forefront of research on climate change and social change in an island context.
The Conference will feature the following six keynote speakers who will speak on their areas of expertise.
Local speakers:
▪️Natasha Silva and Sietske van der Wal – Biodiversity of Aruba and the Challenges of Nature Conservation in Small Island Contexts.
International speakers:
▪️Dr. Stacey Mac Donald – Conservation Action in the Caribbean Netherlands
▪️Charissa Granger and Francio Guadeloupe – Human-ing Out Loud: Ontologies of Disorder in a Musically Exemplified Trans-Caribbean-Thought.
▪️Vishal Prasad – Journey to the International Court of Justice: Taking Climate Change to the World’s Highest Court
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Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to learn from these esteemed local and international experts and connect with other professionals in the field. All information, including a detailed program, can be found at: https://projects.upei.ca/…/conference…/turning-the-tide/
???????????? ??? for the event is possible for the entire conference, as well as on a day-to-day basis. If you are unable to attend the conference at the University of Aruba, there is also the possibility to register for the online track. You can register via https://www.eventbrite.ca/…/turning-the-tide-climate…


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