COP 15: What is the Impact on Malaysia and South East Asia?
* This event is part of the Art For Grabs March 2010 events program *
Public LectureSat 6 Mar, 12pm
Presented by US Embassy Public Affairs Office & The Annexe Gallery, with support from Central Market Annexe
Invited speaker Dr Myron Shekelle, conservation biologist and directorof Tarsier.org, will discuss the Copenhagen Summit and what he thinks the intended effects are for cooperation between the United States and Southeast Asian nations, notably Malaysia. In line with this, he will discuss how his experiences in the region have illuminated some potential solutions, and many of the very real pitfalls, for foreign-sponsored, collaborative biodiversity research and conservation in Southeast Asia.” ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Myron Shekelle received a BA with departmental honors from the University of California (UCLA) in 1991. He was then awarded a National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship and attended Washington University in St. Louis, where earned an MA (1993) and a PhD (2003). He was awarded a National Science Foundation International Postdoctoral Research Fellow, and was based at the University of Indonesia. Subsequently he was a teaching fellow at the National University of Singapore within their flagship undergraduate educational institution, the University Scholars Program, with a joint appointment in the Department of Biological Sciences. With more than 10 years of experience living and working in Southeast Asia as a professional conservation biologist, he returned to the USA in 2008 to found his own science-based conservation organisation, Tarsier.org.
For those of you who live in Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and Kuala Lumpur, Dr Myron Shekelle will be making stops in your cities. Check out the schedule of his lecture tour below. And spread the news.
Mon 1 Mar, 9.30am to 11.30am – Environmental Action Committee, Le Meridien Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Mon 1 Mar, 2.30am to 4.30pm – Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu.
Wed 3 Mar, 9.30am to 11.30am – Sarawak Development Institute, Kuching, Sarawak.
Wed 3 Mar, 2.30am to 4.30pm – Institute of Biodieversity and Environmental Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.
Fri 5 Mar, 10am to 12pm: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor.
Fri 5 Mar, 3.30pm to 5.30pm: Forest Research Institute, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur.
Sat 6 Mar, 9.30am to 11am: Dialogue with Bloggers and Candidates for Study of the U.S. Institute on Global Environment, K Residence, Kuala Lumpur.
Sat 6 Mar, 12pm to 2pm: The Annexe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.