October 30th, at 4pm, in Lovejoy100, History Professor Paul Josephson will give a talk titled “Big Dams, Big Damage? Why Big States Destroy Nature and Move Millions of People in the Name of Progress.” Professor Josephson explains: “Over the last 100 years national powers have focused tremendous resources on such big projects as dams (Hoover, Tucurui, Three Gorges), canals (Panama and Suez), and other extensive earth-moving operations. These projects have had tremendous human and environmental costs as we learn more and more. Less well known is why governments as different as Russia, Brazil and the US continue to support them – from Amazonia, to the Tennessee Valley, to Washington State, and to the Arctic and Siberia.” This event is brought to you by ST197, an Arts and Humanities lab associated with the Human/Nature theme.