Freedom and the Violence of Climate Change

Mar. 2, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Art Museum, Gamble Auditorium

Elisabeth Anker of The George Washington University, Department of American Studies will offer different political imaginaries that repudiate the ideal of freedom as it has been understood in much Anglo-American politics — freedom defined as sovereign individualism, as unbound agency, and as private ownership of nature – and argue that this thinking is partly accountable for the geological violence that marks the anthropocene. Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Miller-Worley Center for the Environment and Mount Holyoke Science Center and the Department of Politics. 

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