Our visitor, Dr. Randolph Haluza-DeLay, Associate Professor of Sociology at The King's University, Edmonton, will describe his recent trip to Northern Iraq with a human rights/peace-making agency.
Randolph writes: “I live in Alberta, a petroculture (petrostate, maybe), so wanted to see the effects of the political ecology of oil elsewhere and that is certainly Iraq … My work has been on climate change. I was talking with the Executive Director of Islamic Relief Canada about this trip. And he said when he was near Mosul in Iraq (where Prophet Jonah’s tomb is located) folks there were more concerned about climate change than ISIS (Daesh). So my interests in peacemaking and climate change collided in this experience.”
Come join us, after or with your coffee, in the Library next to Workman Hall, to hear his talk and join the discussion.