Dr. Steven C. Caton, Khalid Bin Abdullah Bin Abdulrahman Al Saud Professor of Contemporary Arab Studies in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University, will speak at the waterworks museum on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 pm.
Dr. Caton is a world expert on issues of water sustainability in the Arabian Peninsula. Beginning his career in anthropological linguistics, Dr. Caton has developed a deep understanding of regional cultures based on extensive fieldwork in the area. More recently, his interests have shifted to issues of the rise of modern urban centers and their impacts on human populations and the environment. His talk will explore the history of water sustainability, access, and economic change in modern Yemen. Meet at the Waterworks Museum Overlook Gallery at 7pm. The lecture is open to the public with no admission fee, but donations are welcome.
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