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KATE O’NEIL – Seeing Complexity: Visualization Tools in Global Environmental Politics and Governance
October 12, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
SPEAKER: Kate O’Neil Professor UC Berkeley ESPM DATE: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 TIME: 4:00 P.M. PLACE: 126 Barrows Hall ABSTRACT: Kate O’Neil’s colloquium explores how visualization tools and applications help scholars of global environmental politics and governance understand problems that are complex, linked, and cross-scalar–the critical characteristics of contemporary environmental problems. This talk applies a visualization approach to the politics of waste disposal projects as climate offsets within the Clean Development Mechanism. This preliminary case gets at unexpected linkages across climate and waste governance at the international level, and lets us start to see local impacts of global mitigation and market mechanisms. BIOGRAPHY: Kate O’Neill is Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley, and the editor of the journal Global Environmental Politics. Her work currently is on the new global political economy of wastes.