Commencement Weekend: Philip Conkling Lecture

  • 5/23/2013 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
  • Event Type: Lecture

Commencement Weekend: Philip Conkling Lecture2013 Honorary Degree Recipient Philip Conkling will discuss "Thinking Like an Island-What the Maine Islands Taught Me."

Philip Conkling is the founder and president of the Island Institute in Rockland, Maine. Conkling is the publisher of The Working Waterfront, an online and print newspaper that focuses on policy issues and current research that affect coastal communities, and is the lead editor of Island Journal, an annual magazine that explores island life through articles, essays, photographs, art, and poetry. He co-authored The Fate of Greenland-Lessons from Abrupt Climate Change, which just received the Phi Beta Kappa Society Science Book of the Year award.

No tickets required; Open to the public

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