Past Event

Rethinking Nature and Society in Latin America Conference

May 7, 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 4

Session 4 of the conference will have the following panel. 

  • Panel 5: 1-2:30 pm – Politics and Policy 
    • Salo V. Coslovsky, New York University, Urban Planning & Public Service
    • Marcela Torres Wong, FLACSO Mexico, Political Science
      • Rethinking Indigenous Participation in Extractivist Economies: Lessons from Mexico, Peru and Bolivia
    • Isabella Alcañiz, University of Maryland, Government and Politics
      • From International Organizations to Local Government: How Foreign Environmental Aid Reach Subnational Beneficiaries in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico
    • Ricardo Gutierrez, National University of San Martin, Argentina, Politics & Government
      • Environmental mobilization and its political impact in Latin America
    • Rodrigo Soares, Columbia, International Affairs
      • Property Rights, Enforcement, and Policy Design

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

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