Upcoming roundtable to discuss Greta Thunberg’s impact
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An upcoming roundtable discussion moderated by Dr. Craig Condella, professor in the department of philosophy, will explore Greta Thunberg and the different reactions she brings out in people. Is she the voice of her generation or simply an internet sensation whose impact is likely to be fleeting at best?
This past December, Time magazine named 17 year old Greta Thunberg the “Person of the Year,” making her the youngest ever to win the award. An environmental activist and native of Sweden, Thunberg started making a name for herself in 2018 for her direct confrontations with government officials at home and her call for student strikes for climate change that would very quickly garner a global following. By 2019, she was addressing the United Nations and drawing both praise and ridicule from internet followers and world leaders alike.
The roundtable discussion will be held at 11:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in the O’Hare Academic Building, Room 242. Sponsored by the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, roundtable discussions are open to Salve Regina students, faculty and staff. The Pell Center provides a free lunch.
As space is limited, those interested in attending should RSVP to (401) 341-2927 or firstname.lastname@example.org.