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CSRD organises a lecture by Dr. Sonja Klinsky

CSRD organises a lecture by Dr. Sonja Klinsky

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Centre for the Study of Regional Development,

School of Social Sciences

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi


Invites you all to a lecture on


Integrating Justice With Climate Policy: Some Challenges and Lessons Learned



Dr. Sonja Klinsky **


Date :   October 11, 2019 (Friday),

Time: 3:00 pm

Venue: Committee Room, CSRD, SSS III (Ist Floor)



Climate change necessarily raises a host of concerns about justice due to the varied contributions to and impacts of climate change across time, communities and countries, and the inherent juxtapositions of both climate change and climate policy with a variety of pre-existing inequalities in human wellbeing and the dynamics that have resulted in these inequalities.  Research on the justice implications of climate change is essential for the accurate evaluation of policy trade-offs, protection of vulnerable populations, and informing climate policies capable of building solidarity across stakeholders.  This talk briefly lays out the rationale for better including justice in climate policy analysis, considers some of the lessons that have been learned about doing this, identifies some of the challenges this presents to traditional forms of policy analysis, and lays out some potential new avenues for work in this trajectory.


**Bio : Dr. Sonja Klinsky is an Associate Professor at the School of Sustainability, Arizona State University and is a visiting scholar at the School of Public Policy at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.  She has been involved in climate justice scholarship and policy engagement since 2005.  Her work focusses on the core challenges of climate justice at the domestic and international levels.  Her research features substantial stakeholder and policy engagement as a core strategy for designing research of relevance to the people and institutions faced with making difficult climate policy and development decisions. As an interdisciplinary scholar, her work sits at the intersection of political theories of justice, legal and economic approaches to climate change policy, and public engagement. She has published extensively on climate justice within the international and domestic arenas, including on transitional justice, the utility of feminist scholarship to climate justice, strategies for embedding justice into climate policy design, and public engagement with climate justice.  She is currently working on investigating capacity building for climate policy through a climate justice lens in both developed and developing countries.

A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.