Whitman College

Fight Fire with Forensics

The Center for Global Studies will present an O’Donnell Visiting Educator Lecture by Jamie Workman on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. in Olin Auditorium.

Climate change is an accelerant, a threat multiplier. Yet Western forest landscapes would burn hotter, faster and more destructively even without global heating. The science of tree ring and pollen analysis (dendrochronology & palynology), combined with ethnographic research, reveal how older, more powerful forces have shaped our increasingly lethal forest predicament—and offer a secure escape route, if we adopt the tactics and logic of indigenous fire deployment.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Olin Hall, Olin Auditorium
920 E Isaacs, Walla Walla, WA


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General & Interdisciplinary Studies, Global Studies


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