Lecture: War, Race and Empire in the Anthropocene - Some Occluded Aspects of Climate Change


Location: Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Department of American Studies welcomes highly acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh who will deliver the 23rd Annual Hesburgh Lecture in Ethics and Public PolicyGhosh will address how the discussion of climate change has largely been centered in Western universities—produced by scientists, engineers and economists. This has skewed the dialogue in certain directions, including conceptualizing it as an economic program, which can be dealt with through technological and technocratic fixes. Ghosh will also identify a more political approach to climate change. Yet these dominant frameworks tend to exclude many of the overarching cultural, political, geographical and historical contexts of global warming leading to the question: what other frameworks could be relevant to this subject? 

The lecture is co-sponsored by Liu Institute for Asia and Asian StudiesInstitute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, and College of Arts and Letters.

All are welcome.