“Now is not the Time”: violence, disparity and temporal disorder in olive cultivation in Afrin

March 15, 2023

On March 15th, Columbia Global Centers I Tunis hosted, in partnership with Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain (IRMC), a workshop on the nexus between current affairs and climate change, followed by a discussion on our rooftop and a public lecture on the impact of conflict on olive cultivation.

The public lecture, led by Pr. Katharina Lange, Head of the Research Unit Environment and Justice at the Leibniz Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin, focused on the impact of conflict on the region of Afrin in Syria, through the lens of practices and representation of cultivation and planting.