Wednesday, February 24th (11:30-1): Evergreen faculty Shangrila Joshi will give a talk on “Climate Justice in Global Context,” hosted by the class Climate Academy (Rachel Hastings). Dr. Joshi is a member of the faculty in Climate Justice at The Evergreen State College. She earned a Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Studies and Policy, with Geography as a focal discipline, from the University of Oregon, an M.A. in International Affairs from Ohio University, and a B.Sc. In Environmental Sciences from St. Xavier’s College, Kathmandu University. Dr. Joshi is a Newar, an Indigenous Nationality of Nepal. She was born in Patan, Nepal, and spent her formative years there, as well as in Dhaka, Bangladesh and Kabul, Afghanistan. Her academic work has focused on the politics of climate justice and is published in a forthcoming Routledge book Climate Change Justice and Global Resource Commons: Local and Global Postcolonial Political Ecologies. A short piece on some of her work, “REDD+ and the Forest Commons in Nepal,” was recently published by the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research.

About the series:

The Climate Justice and Resilience events constitute a year-long series that runs approximately biweekly throughout the 2020-21 academic year. Each event is hosted by a different Evergreen program, and guests are welcome to attend either synchronously (at a time fixed by the host program) or asynchronously (webinar recordings will be available as soon as possible after the event).  This work builds on several climate-related summer institutes, last year’s “big bets” climate proposal, and the visioning for potential incorporation of climate-related curricular areas into New Academic Directions. In addition, the 2-credit class “Climate Academy: Justice and Resilience” (currently sponsored by Rachel Hastings) is offered each quarter based on this event series and associated readings.

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