Fall 2021 Public Lecture Series

Our geography public lectures feature a variety of local, national, and international speakers presenting topics from a diverse range of disciplines.

Please email mkarides@hawaii.edu with the subject heading “Lecture Seating” to reserve a first come, first served spot for presentations held in Saunders Hall 443 in which 17 seats are available due to Covid-19 restrictions. Zoom links will be provided the week of presentations to GEO listservs and by request via email. Program location and/or attendance numbers may change based on revisions to campus policies.


Landlord Screening and Intersectional Inequality: Racial Construction within Homogenous Rental Markets

  • Date: September 30, 12:00 pm
  • Location: Saunders Hall 443
  • Speaker: Philip Garboden, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa

When Home Disappears: South Asia and the Growing Risk of Climate Conflict

  • Date: October 14, 12:00 pm
  • Location: Saunders Hall 443
  • Speaker: Andrea Malji, Department of History and International Relations, Hawaiʻi Pacific University

Emerging Feminist Places and Spaces Through Filmmaking

  • Date: October 28, 12:00 pm
  • Location: Online/Zoom
  • Speaker: Vera Zambonelli, Founder and Executive Director, Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking

White Borders: The History of Race and Immigration in the United States from Chinese Exclusion to the Border Wall

  • Book Launch
  • Date: November 4, 12:00 pm
  • Location: Online/Zoom
  • Speaker: Reece Jones, Department of Geography and Environment, University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa

Le Corbusier’s Nightmare: The Rise of Small Towns

  • Date: November 18, 12:00 pm
  • Location: To be determined
  • Speaker: Eric Vaz, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Ryerson University, Canada