Lectures & Literary past

Talk and Art: On the Catastrophe of Climate Change

Tue—6-10-2014
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Photo by the American-Scandinavian Foundation

TUE – 6-10-14 – 6:00 PM
free

Global Crisis Information Network (GCINET), an action-oriented and awareness-raising team of Finnish and American activists concerned about climate change, combines a talk on climate change with art and performance, intending to simultaneously reach minds and touch souls, motivating audiences to take urgent action on the global climate crisis.

Moving between “talk” and “art,” the program will feature talks by climate change, energy, and sustainability experts Dr. Jouni Keronen, CIO and Vice President of Innovation Development, Fortum Corporation and Dr. Tapio Kanninen, Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the Project on Sustainable Global Governance at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the Graduate Center of The City University of New York, and performances by singer-songwriter Laura Airaksinen, trumpet, Julian Smith, bass, and Yoichi Sato, drums.

In response to Keronen’s key note speech, Csaba Körösi, Ambassador of Hungary to the United States, will provide the U.N.’s perspective. Inka Juslin, dancer, choreographer, and Doctor of Philosophy, will perform Swan, a dance solo that illustrates the relationship of humans and animals to nature. Finnish actor Heli Sirviö moderates.