Feb. 21: Human Rights Program Speakers

The Human Rights Program presents two events on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Lubar Commons 7200. Attend one or both. A light lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • “Water Governance at the U.S.-Mexico Border:Geopolitical Ecologies of Shared Water, Shared Scarcity," Professor Margaret Wilder, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, University of Arizona, 10:30 a.m.-noon.  
  • "Performing Participation: Mining, Power, and the Limits of Community Consultation in Bolivia," Professor Tom Perreault, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, noon-1:15 p.m. 

Margaret Wilder is an associate professor in the Department of Latin American Studies and in the School of Geography and Development, and an associate research professor of environmental policy with the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at The University of Arizona. Professor Wilder’s research focuses on the political ecology of water and development in Latin America, water policy and water governance in Mexico, water and equity, and transformations in small-scale agriculture in northwest Mexico and Central America.

Sponsors for this presentation include: LACIS, UWM Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Center for Water Policy at UWM, Environment Cluster of the Human Rights Program

Tom Perreault is an associate professor of geography at Maxwell School, Syracuse University. He earned his PhD in 2000 from University of Colorado. His areas of expertise include political ecology, environment and development, environmental governance, environmental politics, rural livelihoods, indigenous and campesino social movements, and Latin America.
Sponsors for this presentation include: Land and water cluster of the Human Rights Program and co-sponsored by LACIS. 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 February 13, 2014

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