Dr. Kyle Whyte

2022 Hausser Lecture

with Professor Kyle Whyte

March 3, 2022 at 6 p.m.

Hager Auditorium, Museum of the Rockies

Free Public Event!



Kyle Whyte is George Willis Pack Professor of Environment andSustainability at the University of Michigan, teaching in theenvironmental justice specialization. His research addressesenvironmental justice, focusing on moral and political issuesconcerning climate policy and Indigenous peoples, the ethics ofcooperative relationships between Indigenous peoples and scienceorganizations, and problems of Indigenous justice in public andacademic discussions of food sovereignty, environmental justice, andthe anthropocene. He is an enrolled member of the Citizen PotawatomiNation.Kyle currently serves on the White House Environmental JusticeAdvisory Council, the Management Committee of the MichiganEnvironmental Justice Coalition, and the Board of Directors of thePesticide Action Network North America. He has served as an author forthe U.S. Global Change Research Program, including on the NationalClimate Assessment, and for the Intergovernmental Panel on ClimateChange Working Group II. He is a former member of the AdvisoryCommittee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science in the U.S.Department of Interior and of two environmental justice work groupsconvened by past state governors of Michigan.The National Science Foundation has been a major supporter of Kyle’sresearch and educational projects for nearly a decade. Supporters alsoinclude the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey,National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Bureau of IndianAffairs, Mellon Foundation, Swedish Research Council for SustainableDevelopment, Sustainable Michigan Endowed Program, Spencer Foundation,Marsden Fund, and Health Research Council of New Zealand. Kyle’spublications appear in journals such as Climatic Change, Weather,Climate & Society, WIREs Climate Change, Environment & Planning E,Daedalus, Synthese, and Sustainability Science.Kyle is involved with a number organizations that advance Indigenousresearch and education methodologies, including the Climate andTraditional Knowledges Workgroup, the Sustainable DevelopmentInstitute of the College of Menominee Nation, the Affiliated Tribes ofNorthwest Indians, and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga New Zealand’s MāoriCentre of Research Excellence. He is a certificate holder of theTraining Programme to Enhance the Conflict Prevention and PeacemakingCapacities of Indigenous Peoples’ Representatives, from the UnitedNations Institute of Training and Research.He has received the Community Engagement Scholarship Award andDistinguished Partnership Award for Community Engaged Research fromMichigan State University, the Bunyan Bryant Award for AcademicExcellence from Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice, and theForty Under 40 Alumni Award and Don Ihde Distinguished Alumni Awardfrom Stony Brook University. Kyle has been the Austin J. FagotheyDistinguished Visiting Professor at Santa Clara University, theRudrick Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Waterloo,and the Timnick Chair in the Humanities at Michigan State University.

Presented by MSU's Department of History and Philosophy and the Center for Science, Technology, Ethics, and Society.
Co-Sponsored by Native American Studies, Microbiology & Cell Biology,  and the College of Agriculture's Indigenous Pathways in Agriculture Program, with funding provided by EMPower/EPSCoR, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence 3, and the USDA NIFA New Beginnings for Tribal Students "Growing and Sustaining Pathways in Agriculture for Tribal Students" and "Returning to Our Good Camp" grants.

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