• Competition Pool
    December 08 5:30am
    Lap Swim more »
  • CyberSec First Responder: Threat Detection and Response
    December 08 9:00am
    This workshop lasts 5 days. Overview: This course covers the duties of those who are responsible for monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing a proper response to such incidents. Depending on the size of the organization, this individual more »
  • Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
    December 08 10:00am
    A car bomb exploded in 2007 in the historic intellectual center of Baghdad, al-Mutanabbi Street. More than 130 people died or were wounded, but the place escaped geographic bounds to become a global movement for the free exchange of ideas. View selections from a rare collection of artist's books and broadsides that continue to be generated a more »
  • Undergraduate Student Exhibition
    December 08 10:00am
    The Undergraduate Student Exhibition is juried by Liz Garvey of Simon Garvey Art Access Gallery in New York. Works are typically selected from hundreds of submission across a wide variety of media. more »
  • Electro-Acoustic Ensemble Concert (E/A)
    December 08 7:30pm
    Come enjoy this great group.  There will be two listening times for you to choose from.  The first concert time is 7:30pm followed by another performance at 9pm.  more »
Thursday, December 8, 2016
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    • Competition Pool
      December 08 5:30am
      Lap Swim more »
    • CyberSec First Responder: Threat Detection and Response
      December 08 9:00am
      This workshop lasts 5 days. Overview: This course covers the duties of those who are responsible for monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing a proper response to such incidents. Depending on the size of the organization, this individual more »
    • Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
      December 08 10:00am
      A car bomb exploded in 2007 in the historic intellectual center of Baghdad, al-Mutanabbi Street. More than 130 people died or were wounded, but the place escaped geographic bounds to become a global movement for the free exchange of ideas. View selections from a rare collection of artist's books and broadsides that continue to be generated a more »
    • Undergraduate Student Exhibition
      December 08 10:00am
      The Undergraduate Student Exhibition is juried by Liz Garvey of Simon Garvey Art Access Gallery in New York. Works are typically selected from hundreds of submission across a wide variety of media. more »
    • Electro-Acoustic Ensemble Concert (E/A)
      December 08 7:30pm
      Come enjoy this great group.  There will be two listening times for you to choose from.  The first concert time is 7:30pm followed by another performance at 9pm.  more »
    Thursday, December 8, 2016
      IU Calendar




      • Competition Pool
        December 08 5:30am
        Lap Swim more »
      • CyberSec First Responder: Threat Detection and Response
        December 08 9:00am
        This workshop lasts 5 days. Overview: This course covers the duties of those who are responsible for monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing a proper response to such incidents. Depending on the size of the organization, this individual more »
      • Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
        December 08 10:00am
        A car bomb exploded in 2007 in the historic intellectual center of Baghdad, al-Mutanabbi Street. More than 130 people died or were wounded, but the place escaped geographic bounds to become a global movement for the free exchange of ideas. View selections from a rare collection of artist's books and broadsides that continue to be generated a more »
      • Undergraduate Student Exhibition
        December 08 10:00am
        The Undergraduate Student Exhibition is juried by Liz Garvey of Simon Garvey Art Access Gallery in New York. Works are typically selected from hundreds of submission across a wide variety of media. more »
      • Electro-Acoustic Ensemble Concert (E/A)
        December 08 7:30pm
        Come enjoy this great group.  There will be two listening times for you to choose from.  The first concert time is 7:30pm followed by another performance at 9pm.  more »
      Thursday, December 8, 2016
        IU Calendar




        • Competition Pool
          December 08 5:30am
          Lap Swim more »
        • CyberSec First Responder: Threat Detection and Response
          December 08 9:00am
          This workshop lasts 5 days. Overview: This course covers the duties of those who are responsible for monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing a proper response to such incidents. Depending on the size of the organization, this individual more »
        • Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
          December 08 10:00am
          A car bomb exploded in 2007 in the historic intellectual center of Baghdad, al-Mutanabbi Street. More than 130 people died or were wounded, but the place escaped geographic bounds to become a global movement for the free exchange of ideas. View selections from a rare collection of artist's books and broadsides that continue to be generated a more »
        • Undergraduate Student Exhibition
          December 08 10:00am
          The Undergraduate Student Exhibition is juried by Liz Garvey of Simon Garvey Art Access Gallery in New York. Works are typically selected from hundreds of submission across a wide variety of media. more »
        • Electro-Acoustic Ensemble Concert (E/A)
          December 08 7:30pm
          Come enjoy this great group.  There will be two listening times for you to choose from.  The first concert time is 7:30pm followed by another performance at 9pm.  more »
        Thursday, December 8, 2016

          About This Event

          Summary

          When most Americans think of environmentalism, they think of the political left, of vegans dressed in organic-hemp fabric, lofting protest signs. In reality, writes Jacob Darwin Hamblin, the movement–and its dire predictions–owe more to the Pentagon than the counterculture. In Arming Mother Nature, Hamblin argues that military planning for World War III created “catastrophic environmentalism”: the idea that human activity might cause global natural disasters. This awareness, Hamblin shows, emerged out of dark ambitions, as governments poured funds into environmental science after World War II, searching for ways to harness natural processes–to kill millions of people. Proposals included the use of nuclear weapons to create artificial tsunamis or melt the ice caps to drown coastal cities; setting fire to vast expanses of vegetation; and changing local climates. Oxford botanists advised British generals on how to destroy enemy crops during the war in Malaya; American scientists attempted to alter the weather in Vietnam. This work raised questions that went beyond the goal of weaponizing nature. By the 1980s, the C.I.A. was studying the likely effects of global warming on Soviet harvests. Driven initially by strategic imperatives, Cold War scientists learned to think globally and to grasp humanity’s power to alter the environment. Arming Mother Nature changes our understanding of the history of the Cold War and the birth of modern environmental science.

          Dr. Jacob Darwin Hamblin is Associate Professor of History of Science, Technology, and Environmental History at Oregon State University.  His most recent publication is Arming Mother Nature: The Birth of Catastrophic Environmentalism, published by Oxford University Press in 2013.  He has also published Poison in the Well: Radioactive Waste in the Oceans at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, published by Rutgers University Press in 2008, and Oceanographers and the Cold War, published by University of Washington Press in 2005.  Dr. Hamblin’s current work explores the promotion of nuclear-related science and technology so-called developing countries, blending the histories of science, environment, and international relations.

          This event is sponsored by IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institue and NUVO

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          Dr. Jason Kelly
          jaskelly@iupui.edu

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          • Competition Pool
            December 08 5:30am
            Lap Swim more »
          • CyberSec First Responder: Threat Detection and Response
            December 08 9:00am
            This workshop lasts 5 days. Overview: This course covers the duties of those who are responsible for monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing a proper response to such incidents. Depending on the size of the organization, this individual more »
          • Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
            December 08 10:00am
            A car bomb exploded in 2007 in the historic intellectual center of Baghdad, al-Mutanabbi Street. More than 130 people died or were wounded, but the place escaped geographic bounds to become a global movement for the free exchange of ideas. View selections from a rare collection of artist's books and broadsides that continue to be generated a more »
          • Undergraduate Student Exhibition
            December 08 10:00am
            The Undergraduate Student Exhibition is juried by Liz Garvey of Simon Garvey Art Access Gallery in New York. Works are typically selected from hundreds of submission across a wide variety of media. more »
          • Electro-Acoustic Ensemble Concert (E/A)
            December 08 7:30pm
            Come enjoy this great group.  There will be two listening times for you to choose from.  The first concert time is 7:30pm followed by another performance at 9pm.  more »
          Thursday, December 8, 2016