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Global Studies Lecture Series
Date and Time
Thursday, May 15, 2014, noon-1:30 p.m.
The Walter and Myrtle Powers Reading Room, Second Floor, Hargreaves Hall | Cheney Campus
EWU College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and Social Work. Forum made possible by the generous support of the Daniel and Margaret Carper Foundation
Global Studies Lecture Series (spring quarter)
The National Parks: An International Perspective
William Youngs, PhD
Lunch (provided): noon-12:30 p.m.
Lecture: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Those wishing to come at 12:30 for the lecture only are welcome, including student groups and classes.
At first there was only one national park in the entire world: Yellowstone in 1872. Today there are thousands in scores of countries. They are hard to count because their number is ever-increasing and their definition is ever-changing. Worldwide there are roughly 7,000 national parks.
By way of a travelogue of national parks in the US, Canada, Ecuador, Barbados, Cyprus, Dominica, Grenada, Australia, Mexico, and France, Dr. Youngs will explore common themes in the international history of national parks, including approaches to preservation and exploitation, handling native and invasive species, recognizing indigenous peoples in the parks, and crafting wilderness-themed architecture.