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SAVE THE DATE - Nov. 7, 2016

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The Amazon: Wilderness, Technology and Society

Monday, Nov. 7, 2016

Kinnickinnic River Theater, Rm. 320 University Center, UWRF

Free & open to all!

The panel & format - Each will each give a 15-minute presentation with discussion to follow.

To be discussed

  • Spectacular, richly diverse, wild and vast, is the Amazon in Brazil! 
  • What are the key geographical features of this amazing landscape? 
  • How much of it are we losing, and how much is still left intact?
  • Is Brazil morally required to leave this majestic landscape in a wild and natural state?
  • What are the uses of wilderness?
  • What would our future on earth be like without vast wilderness areas?  
  • Can we blame technology for the unparalleled degradation of our natural environment?



Past discussions

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014UWRF Year of China logo

Confucius' Ethics and Modern Perspectives

4 p.m. reception
4:30 p.m. discussion

Panel discussion featuring:Confucius

Moderated by Dr. Zhiguo Yang, Professor of History and Department Chair, UWRF

Topic details

Free & open to all

Discussion photos
Reception photos

Event audio (44 min.)

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Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

Three German Intellectuals Linked to the Nazi Movement

  • Friedrich NietzscheThe Thinker
  • Martin Heidegger
  • Ingeborg Bachmann

5 p.m., Kinnickinnic River Theater
University Center Rm. 320, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Free & open to the public

Discussion contributors (see below for topic-related notes from contributors)

  • Dr. Imtiaz Moosa, Professor of Philosophy, UWRF
  • Dr. Matthew Meyer, Instructor of Philosophy, UWRF
  • Dr. Erin Trapp, Lecturer, Department of English, UWRF

Moderator—Dr. Wes Chapin, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UWRF

More about the discussion
About UWRF's 2013-14 "Year of Germany" celebration

Event audio (1 hr. 15 min)

More about the
Nov. 7, 2016 discussion


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Sponsored by UWRF:

  • Year of Brazil
  • History and Philosophy Department
  • Geography Department

Organized by Dr. Imtiaz Moosa, UWRF Professor of Philosophy

About the Year of Brazil



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