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Cultural Exchange: Past and Present

Jan 16, 2014, 7:00pm - 9:00pm


A screening of a film by George Tombs, and a lecture by Byrd Polar Research Center scientist, Yo Chin, in the Thompson Library, room 165.

This unique program will tliei together the idea of exchange -- whether purposeful or inadvertent -- historically, between Inuit populations and early Arctic explorers, and today, between developed nations and modern Inuit poppulations. George Tombs, an independent filmmaker from Canada, presents The Blinding Sea, a story about Roald Amundsen, a Norwegian explorer who discovered the Northwest Passage and conquered the South Pole.

Following the film, Byrd Polar Research Center scientist, Dr. Yo Chin, will present 'The Threat of Persistent Organic Pollutants to Arctic Ecosystems and Native American Communities.' He will discuss his research on the global distribution of industrial compounds and their effect on mondern-day Inuit populations who live far from the sources of these compounds.

This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be service. Sponsored by the Byrd Polar Research Center, Polar Archival Program and University Libraries.