Paige West, Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology, will give a plenary talk at each of two distinguished conferences, POLLEN18 and IMCC5.

At POLLEN18, Prof. West will give a lecture based on the ideas in a paper she co-authored with John Aini, Founder and Director of Ailan Awareness in Papua New Guinea. POLLEN: Political Ecology Network describes itself as "an umbrella organisation of political ecology researchers, groups, projects, networks and ‘nodes’ across the globe" and aims to "provide a platform for the ‘cross fertilization’ of ideas." To this end, POLLEN will hold their second biennial conference, at Oslo Metropolitan University from June 19-22, 2018.

Further information about POLLEN18 and Prof. West's keynote plenary session can be found on POLLEN's website here:

At IMCC5, Prof. West and John Aini will give a talk entitled "Communities Matter: Decolonizing conservation management." The Society for Conservation Biology's International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) "brings together conservation professionals and students to develop new and powerful tools to further marine conservation science and policy." The fifth IMCC will be held in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia from June 24-29, 2018.

Further information about IMCC5 and Prof. West and John Aini's plenary talk can be found on the IMCC website here: