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Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence


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Speaker(s): Professor Christian Parenti
Chair: Dr Sharad Chari

Recorded on 24 October 2012 in New Theatre, East Building.

An exploration of how climate change is already causing violence as it interacts with the social legacies of economic neoliberalism and cold-war militarism across conflict zones of the Global South, and why it is imperative to attend to it now.

Christian Parenti is a professor at the School for International Training Graduate institute; his latest book is Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence (2011). His articles have appeared in Fortune, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Middle East Report, London Review of Books, and The Nation (where he is a contributing editor). He has a PhD in Sociology and Geography from the London School of Economics.

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