CLIMATE TALKS

CLIMATE TALKS 
(Images below)

More than two decades of involvement with  climate change activism beginning with a stint as a climate change advocate at the United Nations (UNCSD, New York) as Southern Coordinator of the UN NGO Caucus on Energy and Climate Change and other roles while simultaneously campaigning for ozone and climate-friendly technologies. More details in BIO page of this website.

Lecture with Q&A, `Sunburnt Stories -- Climate and Literature', University of Oxford, UK (November, 2021) Screenshots at page end.

Lecture about climate change in fiction, Miranda House College (Delhi University) - (Forthcoming April, 2022) Announcement at page end.

Talk: An ecocritical reading of the novels and short stories of noted Bengali Indian author Anita Agnihotri (Khoj Sahitya Puroskar Anusthan, Lalgola, Murshidabad, West Bengal) (Feb 2022) (In Bengali, Image at page end)

Presenting a paper (New Directions in Indian SciFi-Anthropocene, Soalrpunk) at a symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy in Post-Independence India at the Festival of Letters organised by Sahitya Akademi (National Academy of Letters)  (March 2022, English)

Moderating a panel on Cli-fi at the Green Litfest (Green Literature Festival) - The Age and Rage of Climate Fiction (December, 2021) Banner at page end. 

Seminar Roundtable, `Contemporary Cultures of Writing - Seminar Series Autumn 2021 - Climate change and creativity', Open University, UK (October, 2021) Watch a recording of this event at the School of Advanced Studies (University of London) website here.

Living Climate Change -- Panel discussion (Fireside chat) with Fridays for Future (July 25, 2021) and Fridays for Future MAPA, about climate change, storytelling and our cli-fi video game -- Survive the Century

Presentation at Sahitya Akademi (National Academy of Letters, Ministry of Culture, Govt of India) (July 23, 2021) about Indian short fiction. `From Firelit Fables to Fighting the Fire' (about climate change fiction). Sahitya Akademi Webline Series. 

Presentation on storytelling and sustainable food futures (RIHN, Kyoto, Japan, Jan 2021) 

Prof Ivy George Andrews Memorial Lecture 2020 titled, `Sunburnt Stories' Climate and Literature. October 30, St Joseph's College for Women, Alappuzha, Kerala.

Interview with Writers Rebel of Extinction Rebellion, UK about climate fiction and better futures. (October 2020)

Various talks and workshops on climate change fiction (cli-fi) at the National Library of India. (2018-2020, Images below)

Keynote address about climate change in fiction at St Andrews College (Mumbai) - `Sunburnt Stories' Climate and Literature. (October 30, 2019) 

Video clips of some talks can be found on this YouTube Playlist 

Video clips and images from climate change and climate fiction (cli-fi) related talks, workshops and climate poetry readings below.

Green LitFest (Green Literature Festival) header banner from https://greenlitfest.com/

Cli-fi panel at Green LitFest (Green Literature Festival) 


Rajat Chaudhuri lectures for a Climate and Literature (cli-fi) course at University of Oxford (screenshot)

Rajat Chaudhuri discusses climate and literature (cli-fi) following his University of Oxford lecture (screenshot)
Rajat Chaudhuri presents about sustainable futures in fiction at George Washington University (USA) as part of an ICA event. (2019) 

Rajat Chaudhuri speaks about climate change fiction
at National Library of India(2020)

Rajat Chaudhuri conducting a workshop about climate change 
and climate fiction for schoolchildren with National Library of India(2020)

Rajat Chaudhuri conducting a virtual workshop about climate change 
and climate fiction for schoolchildren with National Library of India(2020) 

Rajat Chaudhuri presets at the RIHN (Kyoto, Japan) 15th international symposium on storytelling and sustainable food futures (2021)


Rajat Chaudhuri delivering the Ivy George Andrews Memorial lecture, St Joseph's College, Alappuzha, Kerala  

Rajat Chaudhuri reads a climate change poem of Novera Hossain
translated by him from the Bengali (2020)

Rajat Chaudhuri delivering a keynote address about climate change fiction at St Andrews College, Mumbai (2019)
Rajat Chaudhuri presenting about imagining sustainable futures at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2019)
Rajat Chaudhuri speaks of cyclone Amphan and climate change (May, 2020)
Sunburnt Stories - Rajat Chaudhuri speaks about the literature of climate change with SwapBook bookclub, Mumbai. (Aug, 2020)

Rajat Chaudhuri to deliver the Prof Ivy George Andrews Memorial Lecture, St Thomas College, Kerala

Panel discussion with Fridays for Future 

Panel discussion with Fridays for Future 


Panel discussion with Fridays for Future 



Sahitya Akademi (National Academy of Letters)
- Symposium on Indian Short Fiction. Rajat Chaudhuri speaks about climate fiction 

Fireside chat: Panel discussion with Fridays for Future about our climate change video game `Survive the Century' alongside game creators (Facebook screengrab)


Rajat Chaudhuri speaks at the panel discussion with Fridays for Future about the climate change video game `Survive the Century' alongside game creators and activists (Facebook screengrab)
Rajat Chaudhuri's talk about an ecocritical reading of the novels and short stories of Anita Agnihotri (Khoj Sahitya Gosthi)


Climate and Literature talk at Miranda House (Announcement)

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