All Conference events listed take place at the Eagleton Institute of Politics
(Rutgers University: Douglass Campus, New Brunswick, NJ)

Thursday, April 1

6.30pm: Opening Reception
7.00pm: Conference Dinner : By Invitation
Opening Address: Deputy Speaker Upendra J. Chivukula, NJ Assemblyman, 17th District
Keynote Address: Daanish Mustafa, Department of Geography, King's College London

Friday, April 1

8.15am-8.45am: Continental Breakfast
8.45am-9am: Introductory Remarks: Robin Leichenko (Rutgers University)

Session 1: 9.00am - 10.30am
Development Technology, the state and society

“Hydro-Hazardscapes of Pakistan: Redefining Adaptation and Resilience to Global Climate Change” Daanish Mustafa (Kings College London) pdf

“Connecting the people/hoisting the matka: The Intersection of Climate Change Policy and Palimpsests of Water Development in Marwar” Trevor Birkenholtz
(Rutgers University) pdf

“Situating Community Forestry in Climate Change Mitigation: Promoting Household Biogas Technology” Shaunna Barnhart (Pennsylvania State University) pdf

Session Chair: Mark Barnes

10.30am-11.00am: Coffee Break

Session 2: 11.00am - 12.30pm
Climate Prediction, Resilience and Agriculture

“Drought in Sri Lanka: occurrence, predictability and implications for rice cultivation” Nelun Fernando (Rutgers University) pdf

“From Apple Juice to Garlic Pickle: Governing Climate Change in Himachal Pradesh” Ashwini Chhatre (University of Illinois) pdf

“Conceptualizing Community Resilience to Climate Change: Apple Growers and the State in Northwestern India” Neeraj Vedwan (Montclair State University) pdf

Session Chair: Adelle Thomas

12.30pm-2.00pm: Lunch Break at the Eagleton Institute

Session 3: 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Vulnerability, Adaptation and Complex Historical Socioecologies

“Dry ponds and butchered sheep: The human-climate-wildlife nexus in Indian arid lands” Paul Robbins (University of Arizona) pdf

“Himalayan Rivers: New challenges and opportunities” Ben Crow (University of California, Santa Cruz) pdf

“The Heritage of Water-Conserving Urban Design and Climate Vulnerability in South Asia: Evidence from the Mughal Period” James Wescoat (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) pdf

Session Chair: Nate Gabriel

3.30pm-4.00pm: Coffee Break

Session 4: 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Rights, gender, equity and justice

“Climate Change Policy in India” Monalisa Chatterjee (Rutgers University) pdf

“Gendering Climate Change: Concerns and Realities in South Asia” Farhana Sultana (Syracuse University) pdf

“Climate Change in South Asia: Towards an Equitable Legal Response within a Framework of Sustainable Development and Human Security” Sumudu Atapattu (University of Wisconsin-Madison) pdf

Session Chair: Richard Nisa

Final Conclusions & Discussion : 5.30pm-6.00pm