Hot, Violent, and Unequal, Christian Parenti will deliver the Mark Shafer Lecture, 7 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 17, 2016, at the United Church on the Green Meeting House, 270 Temple St. (kitty-corner from the New Haven Library). The Shafer Lecture was started in 2013 in honor of long time PEP member Mark Shafer.
The event is free.
How exactly does climate change drive warfare and migration? What role do US military and economic policies play in the global crisis of violence? What might a just and fair politics of climate adaptation look like? Journalist, author and scholar Christian Parenti will explore how militarism and neoliberal economics exacerbate the social crisis of climate change.
Dr. Christian Parenti teaches in New York University’s Global Liberal Studies program. He has published four books on the political economy and history of criminal justice, surveillance, and warfare, the most recent being, “Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence” (Nation Books, 2011).
As a journalist, Parenti has reported extensively from Afghanistan, Iraq, and various parts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. His work has appeared in The Nation, Fortune, The London Review of Books, The New York Times, and many other publications.