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CANCELED: Water Scarcity - The Annual Gstalder Memorial Lecture with Somini Sengupta

Library events have been canceled through May 15, 2020. Please check with us in the Fall about upcoming events.

The World Health Organization estimates that half of the world’s population will live in water-stressed areas as early as 2025. What does this mean for us—and how will young people such as the Georgetown University class of 2020 deal with the possibility of water scarcity? For a discussion of these issues and questions, the Library and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs have invited Somini Sengupta as the featured speaker for the Annual Ellen Catherine Gstalder Memorial Lecture.

Somini Sengupta, an international climate reporter, writes about places and people that are the most vulnerable to climate change. As a foreign correspondent for the New York Times, she has reported from a Himalayan glacier, a Congo River ferry, the streets of Baghdad and Mumbai, and many places in between. A George Polk Award-winning journalist, she returned to India in 2005 to work as the New Delhi bureau chief. Her first book, The End of Karma: Hope and Fury Among India’s Young (2016), tells the story of seven people as they navigate their lives in the “new India.”

Please join us for Somini Sengupta’s talk on April 21, 2020, 5:00–6:30 pm in Lauinger Library, with a reception and sale of the author’s book following the lecture.

Date(s): 
April 21, 2020
Time: 
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
Lauinger Library