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"The Gulf of Mexico: History, Wisdom, and Hope," Jack Davis, Rothman Family Chair in the Humanities, University of Florida.

This Odum Environmental Ethics Lecture is part of the Global Georgia Initiative public event series of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and the UGA Earth Day 50th Anniversary celebration. It is presented in partnership with the Coasts, Climates, the Humanities, and the Environment Consortium, the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program, the College of Environment and Design, and the department of history.

The event is also part of UGA's Spring 2020 Signature Lectures series.

Davis specializes in environmental history and sustainability studies, and is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea (2017). Davis was one of the recipients of the 2019 Andrew Carnegie fellowship award. His previous books include Race Against Time: Culture and Separation in Natchez Since 1930 (2001), winner of the Charles S. Sydnor Prize for the best book in southern history, and An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century (2009), which received a gold medal from the Florida Book Awards.

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