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60th Anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty Celebration

Georgie Friedman, Artist Talk

Metaphor, Meaning, Antarctica, and the Anthropocene (Oh my)!

November 21, 2019

12:00 - 1:00 pm

     Can visual and experiential metaphors in contemporary art encourage people to contemplate or connect with our planet and changing climate? As a part of the 60th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty, video installation artist Georgie Friedman will present highlights from the last decade of her art practice and share her experiences and resulting artwork from her 2017 SMFA/Tufts Artist Traveling Fellowship to Antarctica. Read more...

Georgie Friedman, Iceberg Off West Antarctica (No. 7 of 9), 2019

Georgie Friedman, Artist Talk

November 21, 2019 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Tufts University, Curtis Hall, Multi-purpose Room

474 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA 02155

Free and open to the public.

The lecture will be broadcast LIVE.

The archived video can be watched HERE (54 mins).

This event is hosted by:

The Hoch Cunningham Environmental Lecture Series

Environmental Studies Program, Tufts University

The Science Diplomacy Center, Tufts University




Prof. Susan Solomon, MIT

Prof. Paul Mayewski, University of Maine

Prof. Paul Berkman, Director of the Science Diplomacy Center, Tufts University

Ronit Prawer, Science and Innovation Network British Consulate

November 21, 2019

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Tufts University, Barnum Hall, Room 008

163 Packard Avenue, Medford, MA 02155

     International cooperation has expanded our understanding of Antarctica and provided a guide for effective peace building. On Dec 1st, 1969 the Antarctic Treaty was signed at the height of the cold war to unite nations in the “interests of science and the progress of all mankind” by setting aside this territory “for peaceful purposes only.”

     This event commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty and aims to reflect on lessons learned to improve the health of our planet. Short presentations by world-class scientists Prof. Paul Mayewski (University of Maine), Prof. Susan Solomon (MIT) and Prof. Paul Berkman (Tufts University) will be followed by a discussion moderated by Ronit Prawer (UK Government’s Science and Innovation Network). Our panelists will reflect on their research experiences in Antarctica, enabling Earth system observations over time that underscore the progress and challenges with international cooperation in our globally-interconnected civilization.

Free and open to the public.
Reception to follow talk.

This event is hosted by:

The Environmental Studies Program, Tufts University

The Foundation for the Good Governance of International Spaces

The Science Diplomacy Center at the Fletcher School, Tufts University

The Tufts Institute of the Environment