The Age of Capitalism, Climate Crisis and The Majority World

The Age of Capitalism, Climate Crisis and The Majority World

The effects of a global capitalist system marked by fossil fuels, environmentally damaging technologies and Eurocentric development models have caused irreparable harm to the planet. The survival of the capitalist system has come to constitute an existential threat to the survival of humanity as a whole. Emanated from the scientific revolution in Europe and proliferated through colonialism and modernity, for more than five hundred years, capitalist systems have wreaked havoc on the majority world. In countries like Bangladesh, millions of people are being forced to migrate to the industrial districts in search of work after losing access to their traditional means of living and natural resources due to climate change, rising sea levels, erratic weather patterns and rapid economic development. In this context, Drik Study Circle has partnered with Bodhichitta to organise a discussion and Q&A session with Yuval Noah Harari on the age of capitalism resulting in an ongoing climate crisis and their impact on the majority world. Professor Yuval Noah Harari is a historian, philosopher, and the best-selling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, and Sapiens: A Graphic History. His books have sold over 40 million copies in 65 languages, and he is considered one of the world's most influential public intellectual today.

Date: 23 November 2022 (Wednesday) 16:30-18:00 (Bangladesh time) Venue: DrikPath Bhobon, 16 Sukrabad, Panthapath, Dhaka - 1207

Participation at the event is free of charge, but registration is mandatory. Due to the limited availability of seats, early registration is strongly recommended to ensure your participation. Please note that only participants with a valid copy of confirmation will be allowed to attend the session. With seating subject to availability, the deadline for registration is 21 November 2022 (Monday) 23:59 (Bangladesh time). However, the organisers reserve the right to close the registration prior to the deadline upon reaching the maximum number of participants for the event. To register, please, fill in the online registration form below. 

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