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Confronting History: The Legacy of Alexander von Humboldt’s Encounters with the Americas in the Twenty First Century

October 04, 2021 | Kerry Carnahan, Global Partnerships Graduate Assistant On Wednesday, September 22, 2021, UConn Global Affairs and the German Consulate General Boston co-presented the lunchtime discussion “Confronting History: The Legacy of Alexander von Humboldt’s Encounter with the Americas in the Twenty First Century.” Discussants were German historian of knowledge Dr. Sandra Rebok, author […]

Improving Water and Food Security in Ethiopia

August 20, 2021 | United Nations Academic Impact Blog | Fahad Khadim, Graduate Research Assistant in Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Laurel Pehmoeller, Multimedia Specialist, Global Partnerships & Outreach “The question of how science, research, and study address challenges, pinpoint innovative solutions and reach people in need, is an issue of concern for […]

American Environmentalism’s Racist Roots Have Shaped Global Thinking About Conservation

September 2, 2020 | The Conversation | By Prakash Kashwan, Associate Professor of Political Science | The United States is having a long-overdue national reckoning with racism. From criminal justice to pro sports to pop culture, Americans increasingly are recognizing how racist ideas have influenced virtually every sphere of life in this country.