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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Life in the Arctic: Welcome Reception Keynote by Will Steger



September 22, 2015
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Cowles Auditorium
Humphrey School of Public Affairs




The Humphrey School of Public Affairs M.S. in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (MS–STEP) and International Fellows programs invite you to join us and welcome the 2015-16 cohorts of Hubert H. Humphrey Fulbright International Fellows, the Government of India MPA Fellows, and the International Visiting Scholars.

Will Steger, world-renowned polar explorer, educator, photographer, writer and lecturer will present a retrospective of a life in the Arctic regions of the world. He has logged thousands of miles of travel by dogsled and has become a voice calling for understanding and the preservation of the Arctic. The presentation “Eyewitness to Global Warming,” is his vivid account of the changes that he has witnessed firsthand, caused by global warming pollutants, in Arctic regions over four decades of polar exploration. Steger shares stunning photographs from his expeditions along with compelling data and satellite imagery to document the deterioration in the polar ice caps. While the issue is critical, and the presentation is dramatic, Steger’s message is one of hope and empowerment.
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