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Farhana Sultana — Critical Climate Justice

Friday, March 18, 2022

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. EST

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Dr. Farhana Sultana is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary scholar whose work spans the topics of nature-society relationships, political ecology, water governance, climate change, post-colonial development, sustainability, social and environmental justice, transnational feminism, citizenship, human rights, and decolonizing academia. Farhana Sultana received her B.A. (Honors) in Geosciences and Environmental Studies from Princeton University, graduating Cum Laude. She obtained her M.A. in Geography  from the University of Minnesota, where she enhanced her interdisciplinary training and was a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow. Between 1998-2001, Farhana was a Programme Officer at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) responsible for managing a $26M environmental management program in Bangladesh. Through this experience, she worked with a wide variety of international organizations, government agencies, and NGOs, and obtained a keener understanding of environment-development issues in theory and practice. Farhana returned to complete her Ph.D. program in the Department of Geography at the University of Minnesota, where she was both a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow and an International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Fellow. Farhana was a Visiting Fellow at the School of Environment and Development at the University of Manchester during 2005-2006. From 2006-2008, Farhana was a faculty member in the Geography Department at King's College London. She relocated to the US in 2008 where she has been a faculty member in the Department of Geography and the Environment at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. 

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