CIRS Environmental Studies: The Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture in South Asia

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As part of their Environmental Studies theme, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) at Georgetown University in Qatar is pleased to present a discussion on the impact of climate change on agriculture in South Asia.


Vaibhav Chaturvedi is a fellow at The Council on Energy, Environment and Water and an economist who leads The Council's work on Low-Carbon Pathways. His research focuses on energy and climate change mitigation policy issues, especially those impacting India, within integrated assessment modeling framework of the Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM).

N.H. Ravindranath is a professor at the Center for Sustainable Technologies at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India. His research is focused on dimensions of Climate Change: Mitigation Assessment, Carbon Sequestration Modeling, Impact of Climate Change and Vulnerability Assessment in Forest and Agro-ecosystems. He has also worked on Bioenergy, Biofuels and Biomass Production, and Citizen Science.


Anatol Lieven is a professor at Georgetown University in Qatar and a Fellow of the New America Foundation in Washington DC. He was previously a professor in the War Studies Department of King’s College, London. He worked for twelve years as a British foreign correspondent, reporting from South Asia, the former Soviet Union, and Eastern Europe for The Times and other publications. His other books include Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian Power (1998); Ethical Realism: A Vision for America's Role in the World (2006).