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What Can The Humanities Contribute to the Global Energy Transition?

October 18, 2021 • 12:00 PM • Gross Hall, Ahmadieh Family Grand Hall, Room 330

****NOTE: The event has reached capacity, but the waitlist is still open!

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Climate catastrophe-already brutally present in the form of now-annual disastrous hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires- heightens the urgency of moving away from planet-warming fossil fuels. Tackling climate change will require technical expertise, of course, but new ways of living will be needed as well. How can the humanities inform our understanding of the climate crisis and our efforts to combat it?

Bringing together leading scholars in the emerging field of "energy humanities," this panel discussion will explore how critical, interdisciplinary perspectives drawn from humanistic inquiry can help map our transition away from fossil fuels and towards new forms of social and cultural life.

All Duke students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend this event, which is organized by the Energy Humanities Working Group in partnership with the Duke University Energy Initiative, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, and the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI).

Panelists will take part virtually, while moderator Dr. Ranjana Khanna (director of FHI) will be on-site at the event. Plenty of time will be reserved for the audience to take part in the discussion.

Boxed lunches will be available for participants at the close of the event.

Questions? Contact Dr. Tom Cinq-Mars (tom.cinq.mars@duke.edu).

Register: https://bit.ly/oct18panel