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… a project of the Environmental & Climate Justice Studies Research Hub (EJ/CJ) at UCSB’s Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies – working to advance scholar-activism across the horizon of globalization, in defense of vulnerable human communities, fragile environments and a just climate future.

4 p.m., Thursday, March 1, 2018 — Room 3145, SSMS Building

We celebrated the public opening of our new website and our constituent scholars introduced their respective projects (SEE BELOW) and discussing how they relate to the EJ/CJ mission of building the new field of Environmental and Climate Justice Studies.


– The Climate Justice Project

– The Climate Justice Press

– The Environmental Humanities Initiative

– The Global Environmental Justice Project

– The International Institute of Climate Action & Theory

– The UC-CSU Knowledge Action Network for Transforming Education


Hub members:


Alenda Chang, Film and Media Studies

John Foran, Sociology  

Summer Gray, Environmental Studies 

Hahrie Han, Political Science

Kenneth Hiltner, English

Melody Jue, English 

ann-elise lewallen, East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies

David Pellow, Environmental Studies

Richard Widick, Orfalea Center


Contact with any questions:  John Foran [email protected]

An exciting environmental/climate justice studies website/digital platform/initiative just launched at UC Santa Barbara:

Under the Cover of Chaos – Lawrence Grossberg


Buy this book online

Are Donald Trump’s irrationality, cruelty, and bombast symptoms of his personality? Is the chaos surrounding him a sign of his incompetence? Are his populism, illiberalism and nationalism just cynical appeals to existing feelings of abandonment, resentment and rage?

Lawrence Grossberg shows that the truth is bigger and more frightening. Locating Trumpism in the long struggle among traditional conservatism, the new right and the reactionary right, he suggests that the chaos is far more significant and strategic … and dangerous. Taking the intellectual arguments of the reactionary right seriously, he projects a possible, nightmarish future: a cultural nationalism governed by a popular corporatocracy.

He lays bare how contemporary political struggles are being shaped by a changing national landscape of moods and feelings, marked by a growing absolutism of judgement and belief, and new forms of anxiety, alienation and narcissism.


World Social Forum 2018

World Social Forum  13-17 March 2018

at Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

Activities organized by the Global University for Sustainability

(all are welcome; with interpreting in English, Spanish and Portuguese)


Commemorating François Houtart: for the Common Good of Humanity

Date and Time: 14 March 2018   14:00 – 17:00 BRT (GMT-3)

Venue: to be announced


China’s Experiences: Perspectives from the Grassroots

Date and Time: 15 March 2018   10:00 – 13:00 BRT (GMT-3)

Venue: to be announced


Community Experiences for Socio-economic and Ecological Justice

Date and Time: 15 March 2018   15:30 – 18:30 BRT (GMT-3)

Venue: to be announced


(This page will be updated whenever new information is available)

Alternative Futures: India Unshackled

IF Book information-sheet

LINK: and

International Congress of Ecological Economics Sept 2018

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