Exploring Climate and Society

April 26, 2021
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The Columbia Climate School, officially announced in July 2020, will welcome its first cohort of students this fall. This newest School at Columbia promises to form a hub of interdisciplinary research, education, and practice focused on climate and its related challenges. Complex phenomena such as the climate crisis are so multidimensional that they need more than just a scientific or technological lens; instead the combined expertise of researchers in social and human behavior, culture, politics and policy, economics, communication, and other areas must be brought to bear. The Center for Science and Society is partnering with the Dean of Humanities, the Earth Institute, the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and the Climate and Society MA program to host a Climate and Society pop-up series this May, with a full series of lectures planned for fall 2021.

This series will showcase the work of leading scholars and Columbia researchers on climate, environment, sustainability, and their social and cultural dimensions. Please join us for our first two events.

Amelia Moore - Intersectional Ecologies

May 4 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM ET

What are the limits of conventional conservation science? Amelia Moore shares insights from her experiences with fieldwork across the globe. Free and open to the public; registration required. 

Rosalyn LaPier - Indigenous Activism and Environmental Justice in the 21st Century

May 18 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM ET

Rosalyn LaPier explores how to revitalize Indigenous and traditional ecological knowledge to address environmental justice and the climate crisis within Indigenous communities. Free and open to the public; registration required.