Sustainable Future's Speaker: National Geographic Soc. Emerging Explorer M. Jackson


Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm


Founders Hall 118


National Geographic Society Emerging Explorer M Jackson is the author of While Glaciers Slept: Being Human in a Time of Climate Change (2015) and The Secret Lives of Icelandic Glaciers (2018). She is currently working on In Tangible Ice, a multi-year project examining the socio-physical dimensions of glacier retreat in near-glacier communities within all eight circumpolar nations. 

Jackson earned a doctorate from the University of Oregon in geography and glaciology, where she examined how climate change transformed people and ice communities in Iceland. A veteran three time U.S. Fulbright Scholar in both Turkey and Iceland, M Jackson currently serves as a U.S. Fulbright Ambassador, an Arctic Expert for the National Geographic Society, and international advisor for the Circumpolar Observatory. 

The Sustainable Futures Speaker Series is sponsored by the Schatz Energy Research Center, the Environment & Community graduate program, and the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences at Cal Poly Humboldt. M Jackson’s lecture is co-sponsored by the Humboldt Geographic Society.