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Science Tuesday Lecture
Science Tuesday Lecture

Tue, Aug 08



Science Tuesday Lecture

"Preserving Legacies: Giving a Future to our Past in a Climate Changed World" with Victoria Herrmann, Ph.D.

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Aug 08, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


About the event

Climate change is the fastest growing threat to historic sites and the greatest danger to our planet’s most spectacular natural heritage today. One in three natural sites and one in six cultural heritage sites are threatened by climate change impacts like floods, droughts, and rising seas. In this talk, Dr. Herrmann will discuss both the challenges of the climate crisis and the solutions being developed to safeguard our cultures.

Victoria Herrmann, Ph.D., is a storyteller and geographer working with communities around the world on climate change and adaptation. She is a National Geographic Explorer, Assistant Research Professor at Georgetown University, and a Senior Fellow at the Arctic institute. Victoria has spent the past decade leading research initiatives and directing capacity building programs to support communities adapt on the front lines of the climate crisis and safeguard their cultural heritage. She is a recognized expert in Arctic climate policy and a Gates Scholar at the University of Cambridge, where she received her Ph.D.


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