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Rethinking Nature and Society in Latin America Conference

May 14, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This conference brings together experts in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities from Columbia and outside institutions to participate in a highly interdisciplinary discussion of nature and society in Latin America. Engaging varied disciplinary and national perspectives, the conference takes a regional approach to land and natural resource use policies and politics on the premise that there are important social, economic, political, human rights and environmental interlinkages between different countries in the region that can provide the foundation for productively rethinking nature in Latin America.

The conference will take place in 5 sessions. The fifth session will culminate with a keynote address. The event program can be found here. 

The sessions will take place during the following dates:

  • Session 1: Friday, April 9th | 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Session 2: Friday, April 16th | 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Session 3: Friday, April 23rd | 1:00pm-2:30pm
  • Session 4: Friday, May 7th | 1:00pm-2:30pm
  • Session 5 & Keynote: Friday, May 14th | 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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About Session 5 & Keynote

Session 5 of the conference will have one panel and the keynote address.

  • Panel 6: 1-2:15 pm – Roundtable Discussion: The Politics of Nature, Resilience, and Development 
    • Victoria Murillo, Columbia, Political Science
    • Alberto Acosta, FLACSO Ecuador, Economics
    • Ben Orlove, Columbia, Climate School
    • Eduardo Gudynas, Latin American Center of Social Ecology, Uruguay
    • Susanna Hecht, University of California Los Angeles, Urban Planning
  • Keynote Address: 2:15-3pm
    • Marina Silva, former Brazilian Minister of the Environment

The event will be available via the ILAS Youtube Channel Live. It can be found here.

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May 14
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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New York, NY Online United States
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