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Japan’s Toxic Archipelago: Understanding the Environment in a Human-Fashioned World (Environmental Affairs Symposium Keynote)

Date: October 17 2012 8:00pm Location: Templeton Campus Center

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    Dr. Brett Walker researches the environmental history of Japan.

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Dr. Brett Walker is a Regents Professor of History at Montana State University. His research focuses on the history, culture and language of Japan, with an emphasis on the environmental and medical history of the country. Dr. Walker has written a collection of books, chapters and essays on the history of Japan, including The Lost Wolves of Japan(University of Washington Press) and Toxic Archipelago: A History of Industrial Disease in Japan (University of Washington Press). The latter was the winner of the 2011 George Perkins Marsh Prize for Best Book in Environmental History. Dr. Walker earned a B.A. in History from the Albertson College of Idaho and holds a Ph.D in Japanese History from the University of Oregon. He has held teaching and research positions at schools across the United States, including Montana State University, the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and Yale University. 

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