Monsoon Asia’s coasts and islands supported most of the world’s pre-modern sea trade. They sustained empires. Now, they host the world’s largest ports and support most global shipping. They lie in the world’s most hotly contested sea lanes and face catastrophic effects of climate change.
In this six-part webinar series, Global Asia research centers and initiatives from NYU, NYU-Shanghai, and NYU Abu Dhabi share findings from their joint three-year research project, “Port City Environments in Global Asia” (funded by the Luce Foundation) and offer a first look at new research agendas for the years ahead.
March 4 . Coastal Precarity and Managed Retreat Shaping Global Asia. Hosted by May Joseph, featuring Godfrey Baldacchino, Alexis Dudden, Sudipta Sen and Nitya Jacob.
March 11. “Mapping Coastal Environments: Homelands of Globalization,” with Marina Kaneti (NUS), David Ludden (NYU) and Vidhya Raveendranationan (NYUSH)
March 18. ““Coastal Development and Coastal Livelihoods,” Hosted by Vidhya Raveendranathan and featuring the EquiP project (Madras Institute of Development Studies/ French institute Pondicherry) and Sridhar Rao (Azim Premji University).
March 25. “Himalayan Water Security: An Unfolding Global Challenge,” with David Michel (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute), Sophia Kalantzakos (NYU/AD), and Mark Swislocki (NYUAD).
April 1. “Long Rivers, Deep Histories.” Hosted by Sunil Amrith and featuring Ruth Mostern, Faisal Hussain, Maya Peterson, and Hieu Phung
April 8. “Belts and Roads in Environmental Perspective,” with Maria Adele Carrai, Sophia Kalantazakos, Yifei Li, and Ayesha Omer.