Climate Justice Series: Segregation and Environmental Injustice

Please join the Ambedkar Initiative at the Institute for Comparative Literature & Society, the India Program at the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, the SIPA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Climate & Engagement (DEICE) Committee, Columbia Climate School, and South Asia Institute for the next session in a series of discussions examining social and economic justice issues related to climate change and the energy transition in India.

The upcoming session, “Segregation and Environmental Injustice,” will integrate hard data and social sciences to frame environmental injustice in India as essentially caste injustice. Participants will be able to make connections with similar perspectives around questions of racial justice in climate change policies in the United States, particularly as this discussion will also include an introduction to Ava DuVernay’s new feature film Origin, adapted from Isabel Wilkerson’s book, Caste, on global systems of hierarchy, oppression, and access to resources.

The discussion will feature two experts, ecological economist Dr. Deepak Malghan and sociologist Dr. Gaurav Pathania, in a conversation moderated by Dr. Anupama Rao, director of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society and the convenor of the Ambedkar Initiative. Dr. Adam Sobel, professor at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Engineering School will deliver welcome remarks. Deepali Srivastava, editor of CGEP’s Energy Explained, is the convenor of this series that honors the legacy of Columbia University alum and India’s civil rights icon, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar (1891–1956), as an economist and an environmental rights leader, whose vision builds a bridge from past to present.


Feb 09 2024


10:00 AM - 11:30 PM

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Columbia SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy
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