Our Climate is Nuclear

Our Climate is Nuclear

Categories: Lectures and Seminars | Intended for

Thursday, November 30, 2017

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Add to calendar

A602 Loeb Building

1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON

Contact Information

Anne Farquharsona, 1233, anne.farquharson@carletonc.a


No registration required.



About this Event

Host Organization: The Department of Political Science
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Political Science Speaker Series event:

This talk explores how the concept of ‘global climate change’ emerged only recently, from a surprising source: the sciences and technologies tracing atomic bomb fallout during the Cold War. It thus argues that the global climate and anthropogenic climate change are not the ‘natural’ or immutable scientific objects that we commonly assume today; rather, they are the conceptual echoes of mushroom clouds and apocalyptic fears over a global nuclear winter. At its root, our climate is nuclear.

Bio: Dr. Hamilton is a Banting Fellow (2017-19) researching crises of of global governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. His work has recently been published in International Theory, European Journal of International Relations, and Globalizations. He also edited Millennium: Journal of International Studies (vol. 44). He specializes in International Relations, continental philosophy, and global environmental politics.

Dr. Hamilton is a Carleton alum, having attained a BA in Political Science (2011), before moving on to an MPhil in International Relations at the University of Oxford, UK (2013), and a PhD in International Relations at the LSE, UK (2017).