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The Himalayas Geopolitics & Ecology of Melting Mountains

29/10/2020 30/10/2020

Conferences 2020

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The Geopolitics and Ecology of Himalayan Water is a new project of the eARThumanities at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) in collaboration with the Rachel Carson Center, LMU Munich. As the climate crisis worsens, a vast swath of Asian countries for which the Himalayan water supply constitutes the most important lifeline, are faced with mounting insecurity. The scramble for uninterrupted access to ample fresh-water supplies is increasingly triggering a geopolitical dispute among the continent’s strongest powers, eroding interstate cooperation. This initiative also aspires to become a teaching lab for making interdisciplinary connections and drawing parallels across a wide range of human-environment problems. Areas of research will cover history, science, engineering, data, geopolitics, anthropology, food security, film, policy design, writing, etc. and advance the agenda of interdisciplinary research and collaboration across the divisions at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), NYU’s Global Network University (GNU), the Rachel Carson Center and other important international institutions.

Day 1

3:15pm - 4:45pm GST
The Himalayas: Hotspot of Geopolitics?
Panelists: Alex Davis, Dipak Gyawali, Jayanta Bandyopadhyay, Ruth Gamble
Moderator: Sophia Kalantzakos

4:50pm - 5:35pm GST
Melting Glaciers, Lake Formation and Implications on the Himalayas
Keynote Speaker: Alton Byers
Moderator: Kunda Dixit

Day 2

4:30pm - 5:50pm GST
The Non-Human Himalayas
Panelists: Charles Siebert, Dan Lewis, Shailee Basnet
Moderator: Shen Hou

6:00pm - 7:00pm GST
Contested Waters: China-India Environmental Politics on the Roof of the World
Panelists: Brian Eyler, Bryan Tilt, Judith Shapiro, Selina Ho
Moderator: Yifei Li

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