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The Department of Geography and Environment at UNC Chapel Hill is committed to promoting diversity and a climate of inclusiveness in faculty, staff, and student body. We have a particular focus on historically underrepresented groups, but also are attentive to the broader questions of diversity that include attention to economic status, gender, sexuality, and ability.
Read our full faculty statement on diversity and our diversity committee’s mission statement. See also our June 2020 statement on anti-racism, our December 2018 and November 2019 statements on the confederate monument known as Silent Sam, and our March 2021 statement regarding violence against Asian and Asian-Americans across the U.S.
The Department of Geography and Environment at Carolina brings a unique perspective to the study of some of our world’s most pressing issues. Geographers integrate physical science, social science, and the humanities to study social and environmental patterns and processes on the earth’s surface. From analyzing regional dynamics of climate change, hydrology, vegetation, and biodiversity to investigating new global structures of work and labor, religion, public health, our faculty and students conduct cutting-edge research at one of the top geography departments in the country.
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Department of Geography and Environment Statement on the “No Peace Without Justice: A Round-Table Talk on Social Justice in Palestine” public event on November 28, 2023.
This event was co-sponsored by the Department of Geography and Environment and intended to provide a scholarly and civil forum that brings learning and understanding of the historical context for the current violence in the Middle East. The appalling remarks made by one of the speakers at the event do not represent the position of the Department of Geography and Environment. We condemn all forms of speech advocating for violence or prejudice.
No university funds were used for the event and no panelist was compensated. Students were not required to attend.