Past Event

Rethinking Nature and Society in Latin America Conference

April 23, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Online Event

About the Conference

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 


About Session 3

Session 3 of the conference will have the following panel.  

Panel 4: 1-2:30pm – Governance and Interventions

  • Jeffrey Shrader, Columbia, International Affairs
  • Raoni Rajão, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Social Studies of Science
  • María Alejandra Vélez, Universidad de los Andes, Economics
    • Is collective titling enough to protect forests? Evidence from Afro-descendant communities in the Colombian Pacific region
  • Leticia Merino, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Anthropology
    • Inequality in the access to natural resources and resource governance: The expansion of mining concessions in Mexico
  • Tatiana Schor, Federal University of Amazonas, Geography
    • Biopolis Amazonas: narrative and challenges for sustainable development in the Amazon

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

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