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October 09, 2013

The Committee on Globalization and Social Change | CUNY Graduate Center

Carbon Democracies? Politics, Money, and the Pursuit of Oil

A discussion with Timothy Mitchell, James Marriott, and Anna Galkina, moderated by May Boeve
It's no coincidence that the globe is experiencing a dual political-ecological crisis.  Oil and gas have shaped our political and economic infrastructures, which in turn have ensured a continued dependence on oil and gas industries.

Timothy Mitchell, James Marriott, and Anna Galkina come together to ask: How does the carbon-politics-money nexus inform current struggles for climate and social justice?  How do the theories and practices surrounding fossil fuel dependence challenge, reinforce, and reproduce each other?  The discussion will be moderated by May Boeve of 350.org.

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Timothy Mitchell is a political theorist, historian, professor, and chair of Columbia University's Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS).  He is the author of Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil.

Anna Galkina and James Marriott are members of the London-based arts, human rights, and environmental justice organization PLATFORM. James is co-author of "The Oil Road: Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London" and "The Next Gulf: London, Washington and Oil Conflict in Nigeria." Follow: @PlatformLondon

May Boeve is the executive director and co-founder of 350.org, an organization that uses online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions to solve the global climate crisis. Follow: @mayboeve


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6.30pm

The Committee on Globalization and Social Change | CUNY Graduate Center

365 Fifth Avenue, Skylight Room, 9th Floor
New York City, NY

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