Mist of the Earth: Exhibition Opening and Panel Discussion

Photo: Estrela I by Denise Milan

Exhibition viewing 6:15pm, Suite 391, Regents Hall
Panel Discussion 7:00pm, Fisher Colloquium, McDonough School of Business School

To celebrate the opening of its new home on the Georgetown campus, the Georgetown Environment Initiative (GEI) is collaborating with the Walsh School of Foreign Service and its Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA) program to bring Brazilian artist Denise Milan, her vision, and her exhibitionMist of the Earth to our University community. Documenting the Brazilian Atlantic Forest and its indigenous people, the exhibition urges as well as enables its audience to envision and reflect upon the environmental and cultural challenges of development and sustainability.

As a catalyst for cross-disciplinary exploration of environmental change, the Mist of the Earth exhibition will open with the STIA 2016 Loewy Lecture, a convening of experts from across disciplines who will bring their perspectives to and engage the audience in the exhibition themes. After an exhibition viewing and opening remarks by the artist, the evening will flow into a round-table dialogue with the audience and the panelists who will include:

  • Anna Celenza, Georgetown's Thomas E. Caestecker Professor of Music (moderator);
  • Jerome Friedman, MIT Institute Professor Emeritus and 1990 Nobel Laureate in Physics for the discovery of quarks;
  • Manuela Mena, Art Historian, Senior Curator of 18th-Century Painting and Goya at the Museo Nacional del Prado;
  • Naomi Moniz, Georgetown Associate Professor of Portuguese Emerita; and
  • Peter Seligmann, Chairman and CEO, Conservation International

The STIA 2016 Loewy Lecture is part of the SFS Centennial Event Series: Environment. As the Walsh School of Foreign Service approaches the 100th anniversary of its founding in 2019, it is curating annual event series that convene thinking and reflection on vital issues across its school, the university, and the community.

This program is part of a semester-long dialogue on “The Global Future of the Environment,” organized as part of Georgetown’s Global Futures Initiative.

Accommodation requests related to disability should be made by October 17th to pbw7@georgetown.edu. A good faith effort will be made to fulfill requests.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 6:15pm to 8:00pm

Regents Hall, Suite 391
3700 O St. NW

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