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Bard Center for Environmental Policy presents
C2C Fellows and Bard CEP will host a national screening of the documentary film "The Island President" on Wednesday evening, April 17th at 7pm. Director Jon Shenk’s The Island President is the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced—the survival of his country and his people. After bringing democracy to the Maldives after thirty years of despotic rule, Nasheed is now faced with an even greater challenge: as one of the most low-lying countries in the world, a rise of three feet in sea level would submerge the 1200 islands of the Maldives enough to make them uninhabitable.
Following the screening at 9:00pm EST we will be joined by the award winning director, Jon Shenk, along with former UN Deputy Permanent Representative to the Maldives, Thilmeeza Hussain, and also Executive Director and Co-Founder of 350.org, May Boeve, to discuss with a national audience the urgency of action on climate change from an international perspective.
Please join us, and more than 100 campuses around the country, in the Olin Hall. All are welcome.
Location: Olin Hall