Join Edward Burtynsky and Helen Clark for an informative discussion on key environmental issues.
Edward Burtynsky is best known for his remarkable photographs, which explore the intricate links between industry and nature and find beauty and humanity in the most unlikely of places. He is an avid lecturer and has spoken at acclaimed institutions including National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, The Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the TED conference, Idea City, and Ryerson University in Toronto. His work is included in the collections of over 60 major museums around the world and is now on view at the Arts Center’s exhibition Edward Burtynsky: Nature Speaks.
The Honorable Helen Clark is the Administrator of the UNDP, which helps to build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. The environmental branch of the UNDP oversees over 6,000 projects in 177 countries. Ms. Clark is the first woman to hold the position of UNDP Administrator. She recently spoke at a high level meeting about poaching and illicit wildlife trafficking and traveled to Armenia to meet with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan. While Prime Minister, Ms. Clark advocated for New Zealand’s comprehensive sustainability program and for addressing the problems of climate change, aiming to establish New Zealand as a leader in addressing these challenges.
Ms. Clark previously spoke to a full house at the Westport Arts Center last January in connection with On the Wire: Veiled Rebellion, which featured photographs by Westport native Lynsey Addario. Ms. Clark discussed about her work in the UN as well as her decision to grant asylum to 400 Afghani refugees to New Zealand in 2001 during her time as Prime Minister.
Moderated by Helen Klisser During.
Free for students!
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