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North to South: Repair and Reparations for Climate Refugees?

Friday, April 2, 2021 at 2:30pm to 5:00pm

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The displacement of populations due to climate change forecasts an unprecedented phenomenon in human history. Neither international law nor nations are prepared to face up to this challenge in a way that would secure refugee’s human rights or their appropriate resettlement.  This panel brings together different academic disciplines to bear on the question of rehabilitation and resettlement as a form of reparation to current and future climate refugees. How is it possible to think of restitutions to climate refugees by acknowledging the accountability of the first industrializing countries of the Global North in imposing this displacement on the peoples of the Global South? The intention is to start a conversation with scholars working in the areas of migration, transitional justice, art, architecture, and environmental humanities on the possibility of a just response to the displacement of climate refugees.


  • Ashley Dawson | City University of New York
  • Anne Mc Clintock | Princeton University
  • Bronwyn Leebaw | University of California, Riverside
  • Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi | Barnard College, Columbia University
  • Billy Fleming | University of Pennsylvania

Moderated by Esra Akcan | Cornell University

The panel is sponsored by the IES of Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University. It is organized as part of IES’ Migration Series for its AY 2020-21 theme Repair and Reparations. You may find information about the past events including their video recordings here:

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Global Cornell, Institute for European Studies, Migrations, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Natural Resources, Institute for Comparative Modernities (ICM), Sustainability


Einaudi, Einaudi Center, cashum, IGCS

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Pamela Hampton

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