Islands at the Edge: Climate Change, Globalization, and Island Culture

October 1, 2014

SciCafe 10

Join museum curator Jenny Newell, in company with Tina Stege of the Marshallese Educational Initiative, and featuring a digital contribution from the poet/activist who opened the UN Climate Summit, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner

This SciCafe event occurred on October 1, 2014. Hear the full program in this podcast, or watch a version here: 



Speaker Bios

JNewell photo with Moai AMNH Sept 2014

Dr. Jennifer Newell is curator of Pacific Ethnography. Her particular interests are in material culture and the relationship between Pacific Islanders and their environments. Her major research project explores climate change and cultural change in the Pacific.

Tina Stege is a liaison for the Marshallese Educational Initiative, a non-profit which raises awareness on issues affecting Marshallese in the US as well as the islands.


Web resources on Climate Change in the Pacific:

Video Resources:

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