Hidden Bridges #1: Colonisation + Natural Disasters

“[Formerly colonised nations] are left increasingly vulnerable and increasingly exploited because of their vulnerability, which has largely occurred from earlier forms of exploitation through colonialism.” – Dr Oscar Webber, LSE Teaching Fellow at the Department of International History.

In this first episode of Hidden Bridges, we discuss with Dr Oscar Webber the influence of colonialism in exacerbating the consequences of natural disasters. Charting colonial influences on the ground from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, he emphasises the importance of referring to colonial legacies in tackling climate change.

This is Hidden Bridges from Beaver Sound, where we explore the work of LSE academics who seek to challenge global issues from a new perspective.

Producer: Ellie Reeves

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