'Climate change and class conflict in the Anthropocene'

International Institute of Social Studies
Start date

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 16:00

End date

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 17:30

International Institute of Social Studies
Spoken Language
Murat Arsel

On 16 May 2019, Professor Murat Arsel will give his inaugural lecture entitled 'Climate change and class conflict in the Anthropocene'.

This event will be broadcast live via ISS Livestream

Can the fight against climate change create a common front between the rich and the poor? Or will it deepen the chasm between them since their interests are fundamentally irreconcilable?

By engaging with these questions, this inaugural lecture will discuss the utility of class analysis for understanding the nature of climate activism. 

  • Murat Arsel appointed Professor of Political Economy of Sustainable Development on 1 September 2018 by the Erasmus University Rotterdam Executive Board. He teaches in the Development Studies MA programme at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) and is Research Group Coordinator of the Political Ecology Research Group.

    His research  is  concerned  with  the  possibility  of  achieving  emancipatory  yet  ecologically  sustainable socioeconomic  development  within  the  context  of  global  capitalism.  The focus is specifically  on  social  conflicts  –  which  Arsel conceives of as  inevitable  yet  unpredictable  –  in  sites  where  nature  and  natural  resources  are  being  extracted  or  mobilized  in  the  name  of  rapid  industrial  development. 

    The laudatio will be given by Professor Fikret Adaman.