SKKU’s Professor Simon Estok (English Literature Department) will be holding a session with the world-renowned Dr. David Suzuki on the 6th of April.
Dr. Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program medal, the 2012 Inamori Ethics Prize, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and UNEP’s Global 500 Roll of Honour. Dr. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 30 honorary degrees from universities around the world.
He is familiar to television audiences as host of the CBC science and natural history television series, The Nature of Things, and to radio audiences as the original host of CBC Radio's “Quirks and Quarks”, as well as the acclaimed series “It's a Matter of Survival” and “From Naked Ape to Superspecies”. David was the recipient of The Canadian Academy of Cinema and Television's “2020 Lifetime Achievement Award”. His written work includes more than 55 books, 19 of them for children.
In this session, Dr. David Suzuki touches on some of the stark questions and answers we’ve encountered during this global pandemic, from our impact on the environment and our ability to change it, to our dependence on the human creation called the economy and the unfair treatment of our elders, indigenous people, homeless people, etc.
Dr. Suzuki puts out a call to action for all of us to rethink our priorities and learn the ultimate lesson in front of us — that nature can be far more forgiving than we deserve. Post-COVID, says Dr. Suzuki, “Let us continue to allow her to recover and learn how to put our efforts into living green and building a society that not only restores Earth’s sustainable productivity, but also encourages collaboration and humanity.” This lecture is part of the Climate Change and the Humanities Lecture Series.
Details about the session:
Date: Wednesday, April 6, 09:00-10:15
Zoom: 624 609 9510 (PW: 0995)
URL : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6246099510?pwd=T3owc0VOdmJUanhsaUtzTzdyblFpUT09