UConn Reads Signature Events

The culmination of UConn Reads programming for this year includes five signature events centered on this year’s selected book, The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable, and its author, Amitav Ghosh.

All events are hosted virtually and open to the public. All times are EDT.

 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

12:00 to 2:00 p.m.:  Encounters: The Great Derangement – Engagement with Students, Staff Members, and Faculty Members

UConn Reads and the Democracy and Dialogues Initiative invite you to engage in a dialogue as we consider our collective capacity—or incapacity—to recognize and address the climate crisis as the central planetary challenge of our time. Join faculty, students, and staff as they engage in facilitated conversations with each other and with the Author, Amitav Ghosh, about the themes raised in The Great Derangement, share their perspectives and experiences of the stories, histories, and politics of this moment, and listen to the experiences and perspectives of their fellow Huskies.

5:00 to 7:00 p.m.: Encounters: The Great Derangement – Forum with Amitav Ghosh Engagement with the Public

UConn Reads and the Democracy and Dialogues Initiative invite you to engage in a dialogue as we consider our collective capacity—or incapacity—to recognize and address the climate crisis as the central planetary challenge of our time. Join other member of the public from all walks of life as they engage in facilitated conversations with each other and with the Author, Amitav Ghosh, about the themes raised in The Great Derangement, share their perspectives and experiences of the stories, histories, and politics of this moment, and listen to the experiences and perspectives of others.

 

Thursday, April 22, 2021

12:00 to 1:30 p.m.: Forum: The Great Derangement: Climate Change and The Unthinkable

The University of Connecticut proudly invites you to join UConn Reads for its capstone event, an interdisciplinary forum with author Amitav Ghosh as well as with a multidisciplinary panel comprising esteemed faculty members and students from across the University. The forum will feature a presentation by Dr. Ghosh, followed by a thoughtful panel discussion with the author initiated by themes in Dr. Ghosh's book, The Great Derangement.  A  Question and Answer Session with the audience will conclude the programming.

Program is co-sponsored by the Teale Nature and the Environment Lecture Series.

Visit https://www.events.foundation.uconn.edu/website/21244/ for more information and to register.

2:00 to 3:00 p.m.: Thematic Discussion: Climate Change and Public Health

The University of Connecticut proudly invites you to join UConn Reads for a thematic discussion of issues intersecting climate change and public health. The discussions with Dr. Ghosh will be initiated by a multidisciplinary panel of faculty members from across the university, followed by a Question and Answers Session with the audienceon climate change and public health. This virtual program will feature author Amitav Ghosh as well as esteemed faculty from across the University.

Event recording available on YouTube.

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Thematic Discussion: Restoring the Earth

The University of Connecticut proudly invites you to join UConn Reads for a thematic discussion of issues, perspectives, and actions to restore the earth and to enhance the likelihood of a sustainable, desirable, and just future for the planet and its inhabitants.  The discussions with Dr. Ghosh will be initiated by a multidisciplinary panel of faculty members from across the university, followed by a Question and Answers Session with the audience.

Event recording available on YouTube.