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Claremont Discourse Schedule - Spring 2010
Claremont Discourse is a faculty lecture series sponsored by the Claremont Colleges Library.
All lectures will be held in the Founders Room of Honnold/Mudd Library. Discussion will follow each lecture, and refreshments will be provided.
Globalization, the End of Apartheid, and Environmental Crisis in South Africa
Richard W. Hazlett, Professor of Geology, Pomona College
Wednesday, February 3rd, 4:15 p.m.
When we think of South Africa, we often think of the recent past, charged with the history of Apartheid. But South Africa is also one of the world's most important countries because of the natural resources it has provided to fuel the global economy. The history of globalization in this part of the world is over five centuries old; and the impacts both on the pre-colonial populations and the natural environment, including the fragile and spectacular Cape Floristic Province, have been significant. Professor Hazlett, who holds the first Stephen M. Pauley Chair in Environmental Analysis at Pomona College, will take us on a tour through South Africa, examining its environmental situation in the context of the region's history and development, with a brief look at the forecast for its climatic future as well.