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10:00 am

Climate Change, Forest Degradation and the Future of Himalayan Biodiversity

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 pm

A talk by Dr. Umesh Srinivasan, Associate Research Scholar, Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy, Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, USA  Bio: Dr. Umesh Srinivasan is a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University and is interested in the synergistic impacts of climate change and forest loss on Himalayan birds.

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11:00 am

REDD+ and Aggravating Conflicts Over Land: Locating The Politics Of Incentivisation Of Conservation In South India

August 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
AC 02 LR 105

A talk by Dr. Suhas R. Bhasme, Postdoctoral Research fellow, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)  Abstract: The research focused on understanding the effects of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) on the lives and livelihoods of the local people. The study was carried out on pilot sites implementing REDD+, a global … Continue reading REDD+ and Aggravating Conflicts Over Land: Locating The Politics Of Incentivisation Of Conservation In South India

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12:00 pm

Assembly of ecological communities: Lessons from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

August 8 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
AC 02 LR 105

A talk by  Dr. Harikrishna Surendran, Consultant Scientist, Metastring Foundation, Bangalore Abstract: The concept of ecological niche has been integral to much of ecology in the last century. Theories of biodiversity have for the most part attempted to explain the existence of multiple species in ecological communities through the lens of niche utilization, overlap, competition, and … Continue reading Assembly of ecological communities: Lessons from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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5:30 pm

On Freedom | Ashoka CSBC Lecture by Harvard Professor Cass Sunstein

August 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Nehru Memorial Museum & Library Auditorium,
Teen Murti Bhavan, Teen Murti Marg
New Delhi, Delhi 110011 India
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Ashoka University Centre for Social and Behaviour Change Presents ON FREEDOM Is freedom of choice enough or do we need more? What is the link between nudging and freedom? In this talk, Prof. Sunstein asks us to rethink freedom. He argues that to be truly free, we must also be able to navigate life. Drawing … Continue reading On Freedom | Ashoka CSBC Lecture by Harvard Professor Cass Sunstein

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