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The Anthropocene Project | An Opening

Sun, Jan 13, 2015 Keynote from Dipesh Chakrabarty

What is the price of the Anthropocene for the global South? Historian Dipesh Chakrabarty draws a line from capitalism to global warming and questions of global justice. Or, as he puts it, if a large amount of humanity did not live in poverty, pollution in the atmosphere would be much worse than it is. A critical look at “wicked problems,” the easily understood but difficult to solve problems of the Anthropocene. Keynote from Dipesh Chakrabarty, Professor at the Department of History and the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations (University of Chicago)