SPIRITUAL ECOLOGY LECTURE 2023
Warm Encounters at the Freezing North
Welcome Address: Geshe Dorji Damdul, Director, Tibet House
Lead presentation by Prof. Savita Kerkar, Senior Professor and Dean, School of Biological Sciences of Biotechnology, Goa University
Chair: Prof. Vivek Suneja, former Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Delhi and presently Head & Dean, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi
Prof. Kerkar will speak about her experiences during two Arctic Expeditions in 2009 and in 2019 as part of the Indian Arctic Expeditions. The challenges of working in Ny-Alesund in Norway at the Indian Station; the coal mines in Kongsfjorden, a habitable inlet among the glaciers in the Arctic; the flora and fauna, and the tribes that thrive in extreme conditions in the poles; and how mankind is so dependent on the marine ecosystem without realising its significance.
(Collaboration: Tibet House)