Hosted by the College of Liberal Arts and based on the 2007-08 theme of “The Leadership Imperative: A Mandate for Social Responsibility,” Odyssey continues its spring 2008 events on Monday, April 21, when Eric Higgs, a professor in and director of the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria, will discuss "Restoration and Reinhabitation: Finding Place in a Technological Culture." His talk begins at 3:30 p.m. in the Psychology Building, room 150 (PSY-150).
Two other lecturers will give presentations on the CSULB campus as part of the Odyssey events — Robert Michael Pyle and Lisa Sullivan. Pyle, who is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, April 23, at 3:30 p.m. in the Karl W.E. Anatol Conference Room (AS-110), founded the Xerces Society for invertebrate conservation and later headed its Monarch Project. He has worked as a butterfly conservation consultant for Papua, New Guinea, and as a Northwest Land Steward for The Nature Conservancy. In 1997, Pyle received the Distinguished Service Award from the Society for Conservation Biology. He is a professional writer, with 12 published books and hundreds of papers, essays, stories and poems.
On Thursday, May 1, at 11 a.m., in the Design Building, Room 112, Lisa Sullivan will make a presentation about her work as a human rights and School of the Americas (SOA) Watch Group activist. The former Maryknoll lay missioner worked in Bolivia and Venezuela for more than 20 years. She heads the Latin American Project of SOA Watch, which seeks to shut down the School of Americas, recently renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, a U.S. Army training school that trains soldiers and military personnel from Latin American countries in subjects like counter-insurgency, military intelligence, and counter-narcotics operations. SOA graduates have used their skills to wage wars against their own people.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. Seating availability is first come, first seated. Please note that dates/times/venues for Odyssey events are subject to change.
For further information, contact Rachel Brophy, student programs coordinator, at 562/985-4546.