Mobility, Power, and Politics
Africa’s Lake Chad is shrinking because of climate change and growing resource demands. As it shrinks, populations in surrounding Cameroon, Niger, Chad, and Nigeria that rely on the lake for their livelihoods are experiencing new risks. Professor Daniel Agbiboa’s research on conflicts arising from these changes in the Lake Chad Basin inspired the interdisciplinary course, “Mobility, Power, and Politics." In this course, students consider the interconnected social, political, psychological, and structural changes taking place and their relationship to climate change.