President's Lecture on Sustainability Focuses on the Climate Crisis

Furhana Sultana

Furhana Sultana (Provided photo)

Farhana Sultana, an associate professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University, will deliver the President's Sustainability Lecture on Wednesday, October 6, virtually, from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Her topic is “Understanding the Climate Crisis—Sustainability, Politics, Justice."

In addition to her faculty position, Sultana is the research director for environmental collaboration and conflicts at the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflicts and Collaboration (PARCC) at the Maxwell School. She is a faculty affiliate/associate across several departments and programs, including women’s and gender studies, international relations, the South Asia Center, the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, the Center for Environmental Policy and Administration (CEPA), Tolley humanities faculty, the Democratizing Knowledge Collective, and Asian/Asian-American studies.

Sultana is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary scholar, whose work spans across fields such as political ecology, post‐colonial development, climate justice, water governance, social and environmental change, and transnational feminism. Her research and scholar-activism draw from her experiences of having lived and worked on three continents, as well as from her backgrounds in the natural sciences, social sciences, and policy experience. She was awarded the Glenda Laws Award from the American Association of Geographers for “outstanding contributions to geographic research on social issues” in 2019.

Sultana will deliver the lecture virtually. Attendees who register will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The President's Commission on Sustainability will also host an in-person viewing of the virtual lecture in Doty Recital Hall 205. There will be a panel discussion following the lecture. It is not necessary to register to watch the virtual lecture in Doty Recital Hall.

The lecture is part of Sustainability Month events that will be held on campus. View a full calendar of events, which are open to all members of the Geneseo campus community and the public. The calendar will be updated throughout the month.


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