The Climate Crisis, Displacement, and Migration

April 16, 2021
Beba Cibralic and Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò, Dept. of Philosophy, Georgetown University


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The workshop will run from 2pm to 5pm (EST) on Friday, April 16. No registration required. 

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The effects of the climate crisis will be most acutely felt by the poor and the disenfranchised. While everyone will be impacted to some extent by rising sea levels, a hotter climate, and extreme weather events, the structures that shape our lives -- be they economic, social, racial, and gendered -- will determine which communities are most devastated by and vulnerable to the climate crisis. The purpose of this workshop is to examine the impact of the climate crisis on migration. 

Speakers (in no particular order):

Samira Siddique 

PhD candidate in Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley 

Title of Presentation: “Sustainable Displacement in the Rohingya Refugee Camps”

Dr. Blair Peruniak

Lecturer at the Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University

Title of Presentation: “Political Institutions and Future Refugees”

Dr. Olúfẹmi O. Táíwò, Beba Cibralic, and Pilar Gonzalez

Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University, PhD candidate in philosophy at Georgetown University, and civil rights attorney (respectively)

Title of Presentation: “Climate colonialism and immigration”

Madison Mallett

Undergraduate student at Austin Community College

Title of presentation: “What is climate change if not colonialism preserving?”

Aubrial Harrington

PhD student in philosophy at Arizona State University

Title of Presentation: “Immigration Under Duress: Problematizing the Treatment of South American Immigrants in the U.S.”

Dr. John Lawless 

Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Utica College

Title of Presentation: “Racial Nativism and the Rule of Law”

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