Sophia Kalantzakos on "From Brussels to Beijing: A Budding Relationship to Shape the Anthropocene?"
Location: Katholische Hochschulgemeinde (KHG), Leopoldstr. 11, 1st Floor
Sophia Kalantzakos (New York University) will present on "From Brussels to Beijing: A Budding Relationship to Shape the Anthropocene?"
In our quest for leadership in the Anthropocene, a EU-China collaboration could become our best hope to confront the climate crisis and the challenges that lie beyond. Despite Obama’s recent enthusiastic pronouncements, it is the EU, not the US, that has a proven record of commitment to greening the planet, leading by example, while the Chinese government is quickly having to act on public pressure to reverse the staggering damage done by rapid industrialization. On the surface, these two actors may appear unlikely bedfellows, but they have more in common than meets the eye. Principally, they both strive for the creation of a multipolar world and don’t carry the kind of political baggage that characterizes the growing US-China rivalry. Though they come from different starting points, they could travel together on a path to stewardship that will be vital in the critical years ahead.
The Lunchtime Colloquium is free and open to the public.
Snacks are served at 12:00; the lecture starts at 12:30.
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