ELL Program Christopher Wilkinson – The Politics of Water

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Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Edgewood Auditorium
575 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA

In hydropolitics, we explore the one-true-scarce resource, potable water. In an increasingly warming climate, our fragile ecosystem crumbles under mass desertification, resulting in adverse outcomes like wildfires, disease, global conflict, and displaced peoples. Through policies of privatization and political power grabs, the planet and our species are on the brink of extinction as a result of poor choices and bad policy.

Chris Wilkinson is an adjunct professor at UMass Lowell in the Political Science Department. His research focuses on Political Economy, Food Policy, Politics of Virtual Identity & Social Media. Chris published in policy and the economic impact of virtual identity in interactive media. In 2016 he was awarded the Haskell Memorial Award for distinguished teaching and was featured in the Spring 2018 issue of UMass Lowell Alumni magazine with a spotlight on his Politics of Food course.

A husband and father of two, Chris is the Government and Community Relations Coordinator at UMass Lowell and represents the university’s economic interests in the business community and on board of directors in the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce. Chris is also the Co-Founder and CEO of techfourfive LLC, a technology consulting and solutions company based in southern New Hampshire.