“Between Globalization and Global Warming: The Long and the Short of Human History”
March 3, 2010
A talk by Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations and the College, University of Chicago and David Archer, Professor in the Department of Geophysical Science at the University of Chicago on the global climate crisis.
As part of the quarterly Workshop on the Global Environment, historian Dipesh Chakrabarty and geophysicist David Archer meet to discuss human-environmental relationships. Archer served as discussant of Chakrabaty's presentation titled "Between Globalization and Global Warming: The Long and the Short of Human History".
Dipesh Chakrabarty is a Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations and the College. He is a founding member of the series Subaltern Studies and co-editor of Critical Inquiry and a founding-editor of the journal Postcolonial Studies. Chakrabarty's research interests are in modern South Asian history and historiography, in postcolonial theory and its impact on history-writing, and in comparative studies of questions and politics of modernity.
David Archer has been a professor in the Department of Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago since 1993. His research and work has been focused on the global carbon cycle and its relation to the global climate. He is the author of three books on global climate change; including an undergraduate textbook, "Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast."