Global Issues Colloquium Looks at Nuclear Energy

Stephanie Malin will be speaking at the Global Issues Colloquium on “Uranium Communities and Nuclear Renaissance: Energy and Environmental Justice on the Colorado Plateau” at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in Magruder Hall 2001.
Malin is a 2004 graduate of Truman with a double major in sociology/anthropology and English, and a minor in philosophy/religion. She recently completed her Ph.D. in environmental and natural resources sociology and social change and development at Utah State University, and is currently doing postdoctoral research at Brown University.

In her lecture, Malin will critically examine recent proposals that a global renewal of nuclear energy – a nuclear renaissance – can serve as a viable solution to reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change impacts. She will focus on emergent social impacts of nuclear power on rural communities that are embedded within global systems, such as uranium markets.

The Global Issues Colloquium will also feature Marc Rice from the Department of Music to present “The Revolution will be YouTubed: Global Protest, the New Media and Music,” at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 in Magruder Hall 2001.