For a half century, the Department of Geography has hosted Coffee
Hour, the longest-running speaker series at the University of Minnesota and among Geography Departments in the United States.
On Friday afternoons, Geography students and faculty, other colleagues from throughout the University, and visitors gather to hear the speaker, exchange ideas, and enjoy a snack with colleagues.
9/20 Lee Frelich, Director of University of Minnesota’s Center for Forest Ecology, Earthworm invasion from seed to ecosystem
9/27 Nathan Clough, Assistant Professor, UMD Geography, Resistance and contestation in American social movements; policing and security, and public space
10/4 John Borrows, UMN Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy and Society, Indigenous, constitutional, and environmental law
10/25 Phil Sandro, Program Director, HECUA, Inequality in America: Policy, Community, and the Politics of Empowerment
11/1 Stephen Walsh, UNC Department of Geography, Lyle V. Jones Distinguished Professor, Remote sensing, GIS, Galapagos Science Center
11/8 Alice Lovejoy, Assistant Professor, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, Relationships between cinema and the state and “marginal” and experimental forms of production
11/15 Hari Osofsky, UMN Professor of Law; 2013-14 Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs; Director, Joint Degree Program in Law, Science & Technology, Government and justice concerns related to energy and climate change
12/6 Luiza Bialasiewicz, Jean Monnet Professor of EU External Relations in the Department of European Studies at the University of Amsterdam, political geographies of European integration and on European borders