Northeastern University’s Center for International Affairs and World Cultures, the Northeastern Humanities Center, and the Department of Political Science hosted the second event of the Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies Speaker Series Event.
Professor Shalanda Baker, a professor of law, public policy, and urban affairs at Northeastern University, gave a talk on “Our Precarious Energy Future.”
Dr. Baker pointed out that “Our Global energy systems, built on fossil fuels, were also built on the back of brown, black, native people, at the expenses of these communities as well. And climate change, which is the direct result of this energy system, will disproportionally impact poor people, people of color and also those living in developing countries. Solving this problem of climate change, which is a direct outgrowth of our fossil fuel system, may again happen at the expenses of black, brown and native people. This is an energy future that we face.”
The next event in the series will be held on March 20 when Prof Peter Boynton will discuss “Research Applications in Support of Emergency Responders”. RSVP here.