The Anderson University Peace and Conflict Transformation (PACT) and Sustainability programs will offer a screening of The Island President. AU students, faculty and staff are invited to attend in Decker 133 on April 17 at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
The 2011 documentary chronicles Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed’s efforts to confront climate change and rising sea levels, which threaten to submerge the 1,200 islands that make up the low-lying nation.
The screening will be followed at 9 p.m. by a web discussion with the film’s director, Jon Shenk; Thilmeeza Hussain, former United Nations deputy permanent representative to the Maldives; May Boeve, 350.org executive director and cofounder; and Eban Goodstein, director of Bard CEP and the Bard MBA in Sustainability.
For more information on this event, visit http://blogs.bard.edu/theislandpresident/.
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