The Climate of History

8:30 pm
Live Webinar


The dual crisis of climate change and the pandemic nudge us to recalibrate the assumptions about the centrality of the human experience and fellow human hubris in the Age of the Anthropocene. Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty will flag urgent issues that confront the human species in a compelling conversation with Professor Navroz Dubash. 

This online event is being organized by UChicago Center in Delhi in collaboration with Teamwork Arts

September 18, 2020 | 8:30 PM India Time / 10:00 AM Central Time (Chicago)

Join us live on: Facebook @UChicagodelhi / @JLFlitfest  and YouTube (No prior registration required)

Speakers' Profile: 

Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College, University of Chicago 

Dipesh Chakrabarty holds a BSc (physics honors) degree from Presidency College, University of Calcutta, a postgraduate Diploma in management (considered equivalent to MBA) from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and a PhD (history) from the Australian National University. He is currently the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College. He is the faculty director, University of Chicago Center in Delhi, a faculty fellow of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory, an associate of the Department of English, and by courtesy, a faculty member in the Law School.

He is a founding member of the editorial collective of Subaltern Studies, a consulting editor of Critical Inquiry, a founding editor of Postcolonial Studies, and has served on the editorial boards of the American Historical Review and Public Culture. He was one of the founding editors, with Sheldon Pollock from Columbia University and Sanjay Subrahmanyam from UCLA, of the series, South Asia Across the Disciplines, published by a consortium of three university presses (Chicago, Columbia, and California). He also serves on the Board of Experts for non-Western art for the Humboldt Forum in Berlin and has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Board to the Center for Global Cooperation Research (Bonn and Essen) since 2012. He is also an associate in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology, Sydney 2018–2021.

Read his detailed bio here.

Professor Navroz K Dubash, Centre for Policy Research

Navroz K Dubash is a Professor at the Centre for Policy Research, where he conducts research and writes on climate change, energy, air pollution, water policy, and the politics of regulation in the developing world.

Navroz has been actively engaged in the climate debate as a scholar, policy adviser and activist for 25 years. He was instrumental in establishing the global Climate Action Network in 1990, and has since written widely about climate politics, policy and governance. He is currently a Coordinating Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Sixth Assessment), advises the UNEP Emissions Gap Report Steering Committee, and has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Group of the UN Climate Action Summit. Within India, Navroz has been a member of the group that developed India’s Low Carbon Strategy for Inclusive Growth and the Committee for a Long Term Strategy for Low Carbon Development for India; he continues to serve on advisory committees on energy, water and air pollution. In 2015, he was conferred the 12th T N Khoshoo Memorial Award for his work on Indian and global climate change governance.

Read his detailed bio here.