Christian Parenti to Speak about Climate Change

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
4:30 pm
Event Location: 
Wilson 301

Christian Parenti, associate professor of economics at John Jay College, City University of New York, will be coming to UVa to speak about the economics of climate change. His lecture, titled "Coping with Crisis: Climate Change and Economic Transformation," will draw on his work as a journalist reporting from conflict zones hit by climate-change driven crisis, and on his more recent research into American economic history, to examine the likely social and economic dislocations promised by climate change. He will explore how the US could be drawing on its own history of state planning and public investment to drive the economic transformations necessary to effectively mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis, and will address how the American public can help build political will for such a project, despite the acute challenges of the Trump presidency.

The lecture, which is organized by History Department graduate student Justin McBrien, and sponsored by History faculty Tom Klubock, Brian Owensby, and Robert Stolz, will take place at 4:30pm on February 13 in Wilson 301.