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RCI Annual Interdisciplinary Lecture: Katie Cooper on ‘Plate Tectonics’

About the event

RCI Annual Interdepartmental Lecture 2017-18

Free & Open to the Public

Professor Katie Cooper (WSU School of the Environment)

“Plate Tectonics: How the Earth’s Interior Impacts

Elections, Cell Phones, Global Climate, and You”

This talk will explore the emergence of the theory of plate tectonics, explain the importance of building scientific consensus, and demonstrate several surprising ways that the slow motions of the Earth’s surface dramatically shape our daily lives.

Sponsored by:

Roots of Contemporary Issues (RCI) Program

Department of History

For more information, contact


Roots of Contemporary Issues Program, Dept of HIstory
(509) 335-5139