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Wertheim Lecture by Amitav Ghosh | The Nutmeg Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis

September 20 @ 15:00 - 17:00

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In this lecture Amitav Ghosh traces our contemporary planetary crisis back to the discovery of the New World and the sea route to the Indian Ocean. Building on his book ‘The Nutmeg’s Curse’, Ghosh argues that the dynamics of climate change today are rooted in a centuries-old geopolitical order constructed by Western colonialism.

Co-organized by Ward Berenschot, professor of comparative political anthropology at the University of Amsterdam and a senior researcher at KITLV.

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