“Maritime Matters: Politics, Revolution, and Ecology” – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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“Maritime Matters: Politics, Revolution, and Ecology”

Two of this year’s Fisher Center faculty research fellows, Associate Professor and Chair of Biology Meghan Brown and Assistant Professor of History Matthew Crow, will continue the Center’s exploration of its 2017-18 theme, “Futures of Revolutions” in presentations on Monday, March 12.

Brown is an ecologist who studies aquatic systems. As a Fisher Center fellow, she is examining the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba following Fidel Castro’s revolution and its role on the reduction of trade and tourism, and the arrival of non-native species.

Crow is a historian of legal and political thought, and is working on his second book, “Even in the Lawless Seas: Legal Cultures and Oceanic History in the World of Herman Melville.” His work for the Fisher Center is focused on the development of the idea of the law of the sea.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Blackwell Room in Demarest Hall.

Throughout the 2017-18 academic year, “Futures of Revolutions” speakers have engaged the HWS campus in an exploration of the successes and failures of revolutions as these political, social, economic and technological forces are envisioned, imagined, realized and lived.

Established in 1998, the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men brings together faculty, students and experts in gender-related fields in the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences to foster mutual understanding and social justice in contemporary society. The Center supports curricular, programmatic and scholarly projects to more nearly realize the democratic ideals of equity, mutual respect and common interest in relations between men and women.