Green Politics conference Dec. 2-3 explores the environment from different angles

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The upcoming third annual University of Iowa European Studies Conference will explore such diverse environmental topics as cinematic landscapes and green politics, modernization and ecological awareness in France, and how environmental concerns are portrayed in popular culture.

The multidisciplinary “Green Politics II” conference will be Dec. 2 and 3, 2011, in Room 315 Phillips Hall on the UI campus. All events are free and open to the public, and no registration is required.

A keynote address titled “European Energy and Environmental Policy in the Lead Up to Rio +20″ will be presented by Miranda Schreurs at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Schreurs is a professor of comparative politics and director of the Environmental Policy Research Centre at Freie Universität Berlin.

Scholarly presentations will be offered from UI faculty members and graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). For a complete conference schedule, visit http://international.uiowa.edu/centers/european-studies/events.

Sponsors for the conference include UI International Programs, the European Studies Group, the UI Departments of Cinema and Comparative Literature, German, and French and Italian, and the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures in CLAS.

For more information, contact Michel Laronde at michel-laronde@uiowa.edu or 319-335-2264.

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