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Citizenship in the Time of Climate Change: Displacement, Adaptation, and Resilience in South Asia


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Moynihan Institute’s Challenges to Citizenship Series

Citizenship in the Time of Climate Change: Exploring Displacement, Adaptation, and Resilience in South Asia

In South Asia, climate change is not something that will happen in the future. It is a reality of daily life for the majority in the subcontinent. Part of the Moynihan Institute’s Challenges to Citizenship series, this roundtable considers how a changing climate, its impacts, and responses to it reformulate concepts and practices of citizenship and belonging. The roundtable will examine these challenges drawing from research in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh. It will examine issues of conflict over land, resource governance, displacement and resettlement, and center-periphery dynamics that further marginalize those directly impacted by climate change, from across local, national, and international perspectives. The roundtable will be moderated and chaired by Professor Farhana Sultana of the South Asia Center and the Department of Geography & the Environment at the Maxwell School.

Shibaji Bose
Independent Consultant, TAPESTRY Project

Cynthia Caron
Associate Professor of International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE), Clark University

Saleemul Huq
Director, International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Bangladesh

Imran Khalid
Director, WWF Pakistan

Pasang Yangjee Sherpa
Assistant Professor, Critical Indigenous Studies and Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia


Farhana Sultana
Associate Professor, Geography and the Environment, Syracuse University


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