2019-20 ICC Events


Madhur Anand on “Poetry and Science in An Age of Unraveling” (Feb. 18 & 19)

Ecologist and poet Madhur Anand will give a scientific talk and a reading of her published and new poetry and creative non-fiction.


“Decolonizing Representations: Past, Present & Future” (Oct. 25 & Feb. 7)

Free workshops for faculty, students, and community members who want to use digital tools to re-imagine UF’s past and future.


26th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference (Feb. 6–8)

For 26 years, the Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIEC) has sought to promote an understanding of the legal aspects of environmental protection.


Erin Prophet on“Religion, Rhetoric & Climate Change” (Feb. 5)

Religion scholar Erin Prophet asks, What can be learned from the study of religion about motivating climate action?


“Decolonizing Knowledge: Indigenous Theories in Latin American and U.S. Empire Studies” (Jan. 30–31)

In the last decade indigenous studies have emerged as a crucial theoretical site for understanding and critiquing the settler colonial present.


“Emerging Forms” (Dec. 6)

The Inaugural UF Graduate Student Climate Fiction Symposium features presentations and readings by PhD and MFA students working in the emerging genres of climate fiction, –poetry, and –film.


Deborah Scheuer on “The Climate Crisis & Its Solutions” (Nov. 21)

Climate activist Deborah Scheuer on reaching beyond the fear and finding truth in action.


Susanne Götze on “Walls in the Head”(Nov. 13 & 14)

Journalist Susanne Götze asks, Where, exactly, are the barriers to global action on climate change?


Shannon Lee Dawdy on “The Politics of Disaster Debris” (Nov. 12)

Anthropologist Shannon Lee Dawdy asks, Will archaeologists of the future interpret disaster landfills as monumental structures?


Temiti Lehartel on “An Impossible Dialectic” (Oct. 22)

Pacific Island literature scholar & environmental activist Temiti Lehartel on climate fiction and indigenous struggle in Australia.


Terry Harpold on “Lessons Learned” (Sept. 12)

ICC Director Terry Harpold on successes and missteps of the initiative’s first four years.


Houston R. Cypress on “Scintillating Sovereignties” (Aug. 8)

Reverend Cypress of the Miccosukee Tribe wants to protect and revitalize the sacred lands of the Everglades.


“Climate Crisis: An Intergenerational Discussion” (Aug. 8)

We must work together to prepare everyone for the world to come.