Professors in the Pub: Identifying the “Anthro” in the Anthropocene

Cafe Des Taxis

Each month, join us in the cafe to have a drink and discussion with professors and other experts about important events happening in the world. Share your questions and your views, and join the long tradition of politics in the pub. (All participants must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.)

This month: Identifying the “Anthro” in the Anthropocene

Increasing reports of destructive droughts, wildfires, and floods have placed climate change atop the agenda in international politics. The daily news images have led some of us to rethink our daily routines (less meat, flights, plastic). Social movements have emerged requesting governments to start (or stop) taking climate change seriously. The times we live in request collective action – yet the meanings of the collective “we” have perhaps never been more fragile. Also atop the agenda for global action are demands for the rights of specific communities. Does the Anthropocene, the time when humans became a significant geological force on the planet, have simple solutions to a limited set of questions? What is it that “we” have to do? Are the nuances of the struggles of the many parts of that imaginary “we” really at odds? Are there not avenues that allow us to bridge the classic trenches of South/North, East/West, wo/men, and not erase the historical routes that have led us to the fragile conversation on common futures? Come discuss these questions and ask your own. 

The lead professor will be Lucia Najšlová, Chair of Political Science.

Please note that due to new pandemic mitigation regulations by the Czech government:

  • Attendance for the event will be limited
  • Tables will be spaced out
  • Masks need to be worn when not actively consuming food or drink
  • Proof of vaccination, recovery, or a valid negative test will be checked at the beginning of the event.