University of Washington

The Canada-US Fulbright Visiting Chair Annual Lecture

"Marine Conservation in the Pacific Northwest: Whales, Salmon, and Sound" with Rob Williams, 2009-2010 Canada-US Fulbright Visiting Chair, UBC


7:00 PM, March 3, 2010

Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall

University of Washington, Seattle


Followed by a reception


Rob WilliamsMarine mammals are highly mobile, migratory animals with home ranges that span political boundaries. Canada and the US have enacted legislation to manage and conserve whales and their populations. These laws share common objectives, but often differ in the way in which they achieve those objectives.

Dr. Rob Williams, 2009-10 Canada-US Fulbright Visiting Research Chair, will discuss his research on two transboundary issues in marine conservation: evaluating the effects of ocean noise on whales; and estimating the amount of salmon required to support resident killer whale populations.

This lecture is sponsored by the Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, and by the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies National Resource Centers as part of the 2010 Global Focus Lecture Series. The lecture and reception are also generously sponsored by the Canadian Consulate General of Seattle.
This lecture is supported by funding from a Title VI grant, US Department of Education, Office of International Education and Graduate Program Services and from a Program Enhancement Grant, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.

More information about Rob Williams


A recording of Dr. Williams' lecture is now available:

Global Focus Lecture Series: Marine Conservation in the Pacific Northwest: Whales, Salmon and Sound from Jackson School Staff on Vimeo.


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Location of Kane Hall

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Canadian Studies Center
University of Washington
Box 353650
Thomson Hall, Room 503
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
T (206) 221-6374
F (206) 685-0668
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