Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Kate McCombs has traveled the world teaching sex and relationship education as well as empathic communication skills. Committed to helping people feel more comfortable talking about sex and feelings, her presentation will offer tools required to make mindful choices around safer sex practices, and much more.
A renowned sex and relationship educator, Kate McCombs believes that meaningful conversations coupled with accurate information can help us create a healthier and more joy-filled world.
In her presentation, McCombs will focus not only mindful choices around safer sex practices, but also offer tips on how to build a sexy and safe toolkit without compromising health or personal boundaries.
McCombs earned a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor’s in Anthropology from U.C. Berkeley. In her approach to healthy relationships, she combines, in her words, “ the upstream problem-prevention approach of public health with anthropology exploration of cultural context."
Ms. McCombs' Athenaeum presentation is co-sponsored by ASCMC, the Title IX Office, CARE, and the emPOWER Center and is part of the CMC Advocates' Safe Sex Week of programming.
China has raised the concept of "Ecological Civilization" to guide future development, which takes the country's ecological capacity and constraints into account. Christine Loh, former under-secretary for the Environment at the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSRA) Government, will discuss the concept itself and China’s implementation along with references to Hong Kong.
Christine Loh is an adjunct professor at the Institute for the Environment, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She was the under secretary for the Environment at the HKSAR Government (2012-17) focusing on policy covering air quality, energy, climate change, nature conservation, as well as green finance. Prior to that role, she was CEO of the public policy think tank, Civic Exchange; she has also been a legislator in Hong Kong. In her time at Civic Exchange and the HKSAR Government, she was instrumental in changing policy with respect to air quality, including working closely with Mainland Chinese counterparts in defining a new marine emissions control policy.
Loh is a lawyer by training, a commodities trader by profession, with a long history in politics and policy. She is a published author of many academic and popular works in the environment, history, and politics.
Professor Loh’s Athenaeum presentation is co-sponsored by the Keck Institute for International and Strategic Studies.