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“Frontiers, Conservation and Armed Conflict in the Colombia Amazon”
October 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Presented by: Professor German Palacio. Professor Palacio is fall 2020 UW Tinker Visiting Professor. Dr. Palacio teaches at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, campus Amazonia (in Leticia). He has a PhD from Florida International University-Miami. Palacio is the author of several books including: Ecologia Politica de la Amazonia (2010) and Territorios Improbables (2018) and multiple articles on the Amazonian region and environmental history and political ecology. He was also a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Human Dimensions Program for Global Environmental Change, and has been a Fulbright Scholar.
Description of the presentation: This lecture focuses on contemporary Amazon history, in a period when the Amazon has become not only a globalized region, but also a region strongly defined in environmental or ecological terms and with presence of armed conflict.
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