Past Event

Malcom Ferdinand - Writing in the Toxic Ruins of Colonial Slavery: Politics and Science of the Chlordecone Contamination of Martinique and Guadeloupe

February 7, 2023
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Buell Hall (East Gallery), Columbia University, 515 West 116th Street, New York

Event Description

Malcom Ferdinand talks about the use of an organochlorine compound called "chlordecone" (also known as Kepone), the subsequent contamination of the French Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe, and the scientific and political responses of the authorities and civil societies.

Event Speaker

Malcom Ferdinand, Researcher at the Paris Dauphine University

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required. For more information, please visit the event webpage. All in-person attendees must follow Columbia's COVID-19 policies. Hosted by Maison Française at Columbia University.