Public Lecture - Grounding Climate Change


United States International University - Africa, through the School of Graduate Studies, Research and Extension, invites you to Colloquium presentation on "Grounding Climate Change: Knowledge, Politics, and Justice. This public lecture is a continuation of our efforts to ensure that the campus community and our partners are appraised on topical issues.

When: Friday, June 23, 2023
Time: 4:00pm to 5.30pm (East Africa Time)
Topic: “Grounding Climate Change: Knowledge, Politics, and Justice”

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Grounding Climate Change: Knowledge, Politics, and Justice
The drought that struck northern Uganda – and much of the East African region – in 2017 was subject to multiple interpretations. On the one side, climate scientists explained that the drought could be traced to global warming, representing a “new normal” of decreased and irregular rainfall in East Africa’s climate. At the same time, communities in Uganda’s drought-affected region explained that it was caused by deforestation, driven by rampant charcoal production controlled by military and state elites. In this paper, I try to develop a multi-scalar approach to climate change that can take both of these understandings into account in order to expand the possibilities for how we frame climate knowledge, politics, and justice.

Lecture Speaker
Our Speaker:-

Adam Branch is Professor of International Politics and former director of the Centre of African Studies at the University of Cambridge. He received his PhD in political science from Columbia University and his BA from Harvard University. Prior to joining Cambridge, he was Senior Research Fellow at the Makerere Institute of Social Research in Kampala. His current research focuses on the political ecology of sustainable energy and climate change adaptation and mitigation, with a regional focus on East Africa. He is author of Displacing Human Rights: War and Intervention in Northern Uganda and Africa Uprising: Popular Protest and Political Change (with Zachariah Mampilly).



  •   Jun 23, 2023 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


  •   LT8, School of Humanities and Social Sciences