Dec. 3: Land, Water and Human Rights: Multidisciplinary Intersections

The Land and Water Research Cluster of the Human Rights Program invites you to the following roundtable:

“Land, Water and Human Rights: Multidisciplinary Intersections”

December 3, 2013 | 1:30 - 3 p.m. | Ingraham 206

1:30- 2:20  Group One (Facilitator: Heinz Klug)

  • “Palestinian Rights to Water, or Between Human Rights and the Government of Self and Other”
    Samer Alatout (Community and Environmental Sociology)
  • “Resource Extraction, Resistance, and the Legacies of PoliticalViolence in Guatemala”
    Rachel Schwartz (Political Science)
  • “Access Conflicts and Forum Shopping on the Rangelands of Northern Afghanistan”
    Kramer Gillin (Geography)
  • “Rights, Representation and the Struggle for Prior Consultation: Indigenous Organizing in the Andes”
    Christina Ewig (Gender & Women's Studies/Political Science)

2:20-3:00 Group Two (Facilitator: Christina Ewig)

  • “Constructing Communities: Culture and the Resistance to Water Privatization in Cochabamba, Bolivia”
    Erica Simmons (Political Science/International Studies)
  • “Redistributing Through Property Rights? Assessment of Collective Land Tenure Systems in Colombia”
    Tatiana Alfonso (Sociology)
  • “Land, Water and the Materiality of Human Rights”
    Heinz Klug (Law)  

Sponsors: The Human Rights Program is supported by a UW-Madison Mellon Foundation grant for the advancement of area and international studies and coordinated by the Global Legal Studies Center

Submitted by Law School News on November 22, 2013

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