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Please join us for a panel discussion with:

Yonten Nyima, Visiting Research Scholar, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Brendan Buckley, Lamont Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Tsering Bum, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Anthropology, Emory University
Chenxi Xu, Associate Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGGCAS)

Discussants:
Brendan Buckley, Lamont Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Eveline Washul, Modern Tibetan Studies Program, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University

Event summary:

The Tibetan Plateau is the largest high-altitude region in the world and is incredibly important as a source of water, biodiversity, and mineral resources on the Asian continent. This also makes it one of the most sensitive areas to climate change. In past decades, the Tibetan Plateau has seen more significant warming than surrounding regions due to its higher altitude. As such, Tibetan communities are at the forefront of experiencing the impacts of climate change.

This round table brings together social science researchers working with Tibetan pastoralist communities in China and climate scientists who have worked in the Himalayas and Asia to discuss how interdisciplinary approaches might enrich understandings of climate change on the Tibetan Plateau and contribute to our knowledge of global climate change.

Thursday, November 14, 2019
12:00 PM-1:30 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918

No registration required.

The event is organized by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and co-sponsored by the Modern Tibetan Studies Program at Columbia University.

Event Contact Information:
Athina Fontenot
212-854-6916
af3018@columbia.edu