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International Visiting Scholars Program Welcomes Antxon Olabe

From St. Norbert College, September 11, 2015
by Mariah Doughman, mariah.doughman@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

Antxon Olabe, an environmental scientist from northern Spain, will visit the Green Bay area on Sept. 16 as part of the St. Norbert College/University of Wisconsin-Green Bay International Visiting Scholars Program.

Olabe will present a lecture, "Homo sapiens and the Biosphere: Building up Hope, Redirecting the Climate and Environment Crisis" on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theatre on the St. Norbert College campus with a reception to follow.

Olabe will be interacting with students, faculty, and administrators at both schools during his visit. He has a background in environmental economics and management, and has recently been tasked by the Basque government to develop a strategic plan for transitioning to a low-carbon based economy. Committed to the Humanities, he makes not only a scientific argument, but also an ethical, philosophical and political argument for the need for environmental action, as seen in his book "Homo sapiens and the Biosphere: Constructing Hope, Redirecting the Crisis of Climate Change".

The St. Norbert College/UW-Green Bay International Visiting Scholars Program co-sponsored by the Center for International Education, the Norman Miller Center and the Political Science Discipline was established in 2003 to bring scholars and professionals from developing countries to Green Bay for the benefit of the campuses and community.

For more information about the program contact Alaina Morales, study abroad advisor at St. Norbert 920-403-3459 or email alaina.morales@snc.edu.