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Facing the Future: Historical Perspectives on a Green New Deal
With California on fire and Louisiana underwater, mass climate action is necessary - but what form should that take? Join an interdisciplinary roundtable of UMass professors as they reflect on the debate around the Green New Deal and respond to the question of what history can teach us about finding a sustainable path forward.
- Dr. Shouvik Chakraborty - Political Economy Research Institute - Clean Energy Markets
- Dr. David Glassberg - Department of History - Landscape, Memory and Climate Change
- Dr. Brian Sargent - School of Public Policy - Equitable Policy Reform
- Dr. Eve Vogel - Department of Geosciences - Hydroecology and Waterways Management
- Dr. Kevin Young - Department of History - U.S. Imperialism, Latin America, Resource Extraction
Speakers will present their responses to the prompt: "How can history inform a Green New Deal and other movements for a sustainable future?” in a short presentation, followed by a moderated discussion and an audience question session.
Location and Accessibility: Integrated Learning Center is located in the central part of the UMass Amherst campus, nearby the UMass Parking Garage (1 Campus Center Way, $1.75/hr). More information: bus schedule, campus map with the venues and nearby parking indicated
This venue is wheelchair accessible. Click here for campus access information. If you need directions or additional assistance to plan your visit, or to request specific accommodations, please contact the History Department's communications assistant, Ragini Jha at communications@history.
This event is free and open to the public. Children’s activities will be provided. Other accommodations are available by request. Light refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by the UMass Amherst Department of History and Graduate History Association