Essential Cinema | Arlit, deuxième Paris/Arlit: Second Paris – Screening and Q&A
February 5, 2020 | 5:30 pm | C3-B101
Arlit is a case study in environmental racism set in a uranium mining town in the Sahara desert of Niger. Here European corporations extract nuclear power and profits leaving behind disease, contamination and unemployment. Ironically the primary activities of Arlit today is to die of radiation related sicknesses or to emigrate to find work in Europe itself.
Watch the trailer here. Presented by Awam Amkpa, and followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Idrissou Mora-Kpai
The Life Worlds of Middle Eastern Oil
April 15 – 16, 2019 | NYUAD
In the one hundred years or so since the birth of the Middle Eastern oil industry petroleum saturates its societies, cultures and politics, fueling cars, airplanes and wars, supplying energy for fridges, fans and air conditioners, creating glitzy modern cities, and subverting man made landscapes and natural environments. Oil’s miracles, spectacles and miseries are still with us, and will remain for some time to come. This multidisciplinary workshop penetrates the bituminous layers of the inner life of Middle Eastern oil, exploring how it affectes people’s social, cultural and political lives in the twentieth and twentieth-first centuries.
Nelida Fuccaro, Professor of Middle Eastern History; Associate Dean of Humanities, NYUAD
Mandana Limbert, Associate Professor of Anthropology, CUNY:Queens College
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
Interested Scholars please contact email@example.com
April 3, 2019 | NYUAD
Award winning filmmaker Christopher Quinn is visiting NYUAD during the first week of April. During his stay his movie Eating Animals will be screened followed by a Q&A with Christopher Quinn. Eating Animals is based on the book by Jonathan Safran Foer and narrated by Natalie Portman.
Judith Shapiro on China’s Environmental Challenges
Tues, March 12 | 5:30-7 PM | A6-004
The NYUAD Global Asia Intitiative invites you to its AY18-19 Keynote Lecture, on Tuesday, March 12, 5:30-7 PM, A6-004.
Professor Judith Shapiro will speak about how ordinary Chinese people are responding to China’s environmental challenges as they seek to mitigate the impacts of climate change, air and water pollution, soil contamination, and unsafe food on their own health and well-being. Can environmental NGOs work effectively in an era of intensified authoritarian controls? Can China achieve “ecological civilization” without displacing its environmental harms beyond its borders? Will the Belt and Road be a mechanism for “green” development or will it exacerbate biodiversity loss, climate change, and the hyperextraction of the planet’s limited resources? Please join a conversation about this and other implications of the stunning rise of China.
Professor Shapiro teaches in the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC, where she directs a dual MA program in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development.
The talk is a Global Asia Initiative keynote in collaboration with the eARThumanities.
The Plant-People Relationship in Ancient Central Asia
Wed, March 13 | 12 to 1:30 pm | A6-117
This talk explores the recent proliferation of studies on the plant-people relationship in ancient Central Asia. Over the last 25 years, significant data sets of ancient plant remains and other dietary indicators have emerged from major and minor archaeological sites across the region. Many of the studies that have produced these data pursue a wide-ranging picture of the transmission of domesticated plants across cultures and emphasize the role of the Silk Road in shaping food globalization in prehistory. Contrasting these are other studies that examine the local, embedded, and indigenous facets of ancient plant usage and domestication within Central Asia itself. Both perspectives capture fascinating aspects of ancient human-environment dynamics in Central Asia using novel approaches. They also mirror contemporary discourse about globalization and its implications for human societies. This talk will explore these bodies of emerging scholarship and present information on new research in Central Asia aimed at addressing some of the recent trends.
Elizabeth Brite is a clinical assistant professor in the Honors College, Purdue University. She is also co-director of the Khorezm Ancient Agriculture Project in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan. Dr. Brite received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, Los Anegeles in 2011.
City Environments around the Globe: A Multidisciplinary Research, Teaching and Exchange Project
February 10 & 11, 2019 | NYUAD
The Rachecl Carson Center Conference (RCC) titled City Environments around the Globe will take place on the 10th and 11th of February, 2019.
The Rights of Nature: A Global Movement by Hal Crimmel
November 8, 2018 | 7 pm | NYUAD
Rachel Carson Center Conference: Transformations in Environment and Society
February 18 – 19, 2018 | NYUAD
In 2018, the eARThumanities officially launched its collaboration with the renowned Rachel Carson Center of Munich’s Ludwig-Maximilians-
What on Earth are the Animals Saying?
September 19, 2017 | 6:30 pm | NYUAD Institute
A talk by NYUAD’s
Engaging Children About the Environment
October 1, 2017| 7:30-8 PM | C3 Arts Building, In front of the black box
Talk with artist Davide
Climate Change Action Theater
October 8, 2017 | 6 PM | C3 Arts Building, 006
Hosted by NYUAD’s Theater Program. The Theater Program will present readings of a dozen CCTA plays followed by a panel discussion with Sarah Cameron Sunde and playwriting professor Abhishek Majumdar and Una Chaudhuri, who skyping from NYC. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Sophia Kalantzakos. By invitation only.
Visit by Harvey Molotch, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and Sociology, NYU
November 16, 2017
– Cities Conference hosted by The NYUAD Institute
– Oliver Kemeid’s version of Virgil’s The Aeneid.
Panel discussion with Director Sarah Cameron Sunde, Harvey Molotch, and Sophia Kalantzakos