PEI Faculty Seminar: “Eco-Swarāj: Can India Achieve Environmental Self-Rule?”
Meera Subramanian, the 2019-2020 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities in the Princeton Environmental Institute, will present “Eco-Swarāj: Can India Achieve Environmental Self-Rule?” This event will be held online via Zoom webinar — register online in advance to receive a webinar link.
Subramanian, an environmental journalist, will explore India’s environmental future through the stories of the people documented in her book A River Runs Again who are determined to revive their landscape and improve their lives. Drawing on her travels across the country, she will discuss whether their work can help India create a new model for sustainable development at home and for the world, and if their work can survive in a faltering democracy.
Anu Ramaswami, the Sanjay Swani ’87 Professor of India Studies, professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Princeton Environmental Institute, will lead a discussion and Q&A with Subramanian after the main presentation.
Subramanian is the first speaker in the Fall 2020 PEI Faculty Seminar Series, which is open to the public. Additional speakers and dates in this series are:
“Forever Chemicals No More: Harnessing the Novel Feammox Bacterium for PFAS Defluorination”
Peter Jaffé, the William L. Knapp ’47 Professor of Civil Engineering and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
“Monster. A Fugue in Fire and Ice”
Anne McClintock, the A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies
“Understanding Species Responses to Climate Change: The Role of Population and Community Ecology”
Jonathan Levine, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology