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October 2020

“Frontiers, Conservation and Armed Conflict in the Colombia Amazon”

October 20, 2020 @ 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.…

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“Women’s Voices. New Approaches to Mexico’s Human Rights Crisis”

October 27, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by: Lucía Melgar (@luciamelp) is a cultural critic and professor of literature and gender studies. After completing her PhD in Chicago and teaching at Princeton University, she returned to Mexico, where she has combined…

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November 2020

“Covid in Brazil: political and institutional effects”

November 3, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by Jean Vilbert: Jean Vilbert holds a bachelor’s and a master’s in Laws (Fundamental Rights). He used to serve as a judge in Brazil, but then he decided that he would seek further education and…

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“SUGAR MACHINE: Medical Technologies and Plantation Legacies in the Caribbean Diabetes Epidemic”

November 10, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Amy Moran-Thomas Presented by: Amy Moran-Thomas, Associate Professor of Anthropology at MIT.  Professor Moran-Thomas is interested in questions of ecological change and ethnographic approaches to science, technology, and chronic conditions. She received a PhD in…

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“Renewable Energy and More-than-Human Worlds: A Case Study in Mexico”

November 17, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

About the presenter: Cymene Howe is Professor of Anthropology at Rice University. Her books include Intimate Activism: The Struggle for Sexual Rights in Postrevolutionary Nicaragua (Duke 2013), and Ecologics: Wind and Power in the Anthropocene…

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December 2020

“Narracion oral escenica de la literatura peruana”

December 1, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by: WillaqCuna which is a group of Peruvian grandmothers and grandfathers that share oral traditions through storytelling and live musical performance. Lili Cuadra Leoncio Mendivel Almida Alida Castaneda Guerra Victor Gonzales      …

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February 2021

“Of Neutrality: Science, innovation, and the politics of the future”

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

We are used to thinking that technologies are neutral and that it all depends on how they are used. However, what if we need to think again? Tomorrow, entering your lab may no longer be the same." (Vincenzo Pavone)

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“Nitrogen fixation in maize landraces from Oaxaca, Mexico: from Indigenous knowledge to the Wisconsin Idea”

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

About the presentation: Plants are associated with a complex microbiome that contributes to growth, nutrient acquisition, and defenses. Nitrogen-fixing microbial associations are well-characterized in legumes but are mostly absent from cereal crops, including maize. We…

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“The O’odham Nation, a people between borders. The new immigration policies and indigenous territory”

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lucila Polo About the presentation: The O’odham Nation (called Pueblo Papago in Mexico) Nation has inhabited lands in Arizona as well as in the Mexican state of Sonora and, because of its condition of its…

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“Perspectives of development in the Yucatan Peninsula”

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by: Robin Canul, Journalist, Audiovisual Producer, and Communication Coordinator of the Collective of Mayan Communities in Chenes, Mexico *Please note this presentation will be given in Spanish. Live, simultaneous translation will be provided. About…

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