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Oct 10

Carleton Breakfast Club with Associate Professor Tun Myint

Join us at the next Twin Cities Carleton Breakfast Club!

Thursday, October 10th, 2019
7:30 am / Perkins Restaurant
map of Carleton Breakfast Club with Associate Professor Tun Myint

4201 W 78th St, Bloomington, MN 55435

The Twin Cities Carleton Club invites you to the

Carleton Breakfast Club
with Associate Professor Tun Myint

Thursday, October 10, 2019
7:30 a.m.

Perkins Restaurant
4201 W. 78th St
Bloomington, MN 55435

The Carleton Breakfast Club speaker in October will be Professor Tun Myint.

With over half a century of power struggle between local communities and the state on the control of natural resources such as rivers, land, and forest in Thailand, the conception of data, knowledge, and science has gone through critical interpretation as a more open framework of governance structures emerged after the 1997 economic crisis. In the Eurocentric view, science is perceived to belong only to official and academic research practices and is taken as the ultimate authority in decision making. This conventional view of science considers local knowledge and citizen science as inferior. In this presentation, Professor Myint will address whether the Eurocentric view of science is hindering local-global actions in addressing environmental changes and climate change. In addition, Myint will discuss several implications about citizen science and the impacts on democracy worldwide.

Tun Myint is Associate Professor of Political Science at Carleton College. His research focuses on the local and global dynamics of human-environment relationship in Southeast Asia and Western Europe.

No RSVP necessary to attend! And save the date for the next Breakfast Club on November 14th.

For more information about Carleton Breakfast Club, contact the organizer: Marion Slocum '81.

To join the Carleton Breakfast Club email list, email alumni-office@carleton.edu and indicate you would like to be added to the Carleton Breakfast club email list.

Sponsored by Twin Cities Carleton Club. Contact: Krista Herbstrith, Alumni Relations Office, x4554