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UCLA professor to talk about the world's water problem


In light of the United Nations General Assembly's declaration of 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooperation, John A. Agnew will present, "The Politics of the World Water Problem."

Agnew, a professor of Italian and geography at UCLA, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, March 25, in Walter Hall 235. The speech is part of the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program and is free and open to the public.

Agnew graduated from the University of Exeter in England with a bachelor's degree in geography and politics in 1970. He completed his master's degree and his Ph.D. in geography from Ohio State University. In March 2011, he published a paper titled, "Waterpower: Politics and the Geography of Water Provision," in the Annals of the Association of American Geographer.

The talk is sponsored by Lambda of Ohio, the Department of Geography, Environmental Studies, the Center for International Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program chooses distinguished scholars to visit 100 colleges and universities throughout the year. The purpose of the program is to give resident students and faculty an intellectual atmosphere to exchange ideas with visiting scholars.