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Date and Location

November 9, 2020
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM ET


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​Henrik Selin and Noelle Eckley Selin examine sustainability through
analyzing human interactions with mercury over thousands of years. They
explore how people have made beneficial use of this volatile element,
how they have been harmed by its toxic properties, and how they have
tried to protect themselves and the environment from its damaging
effects. Taking a systems approach, they develop and apply an analytical
framework that can inform other efforts to evaluate and promote

Speakers and Presenters

​Noelle Eckley Selin
is Associate Professor in the Institute for Data, Systems and Society and the
Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, and Director of MIT's
Technology and Policy Program. Henrik Selin is
Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Studies in the Frederick S. Pardee
School of Global Studies at Boston University.


Additional Organizers

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.