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February 2020

“Colombia today: Peace, War, and Protests”

February 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States

Presented by: Tinker Visiting Professor, Jorge Tovar, Associate Professor, Economics Department, Universidad de los Andes Description of the presentation: Colombia is today living in what many refer to as the post-conflict era. After the peace…

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“Amazon: The Importance of the Rainforest Ecosystem, from the Soils Perspective”

February 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States

Presented by: Tinker Visiting Professor Mauricio Fontes, Professor of Soil Science, Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Brazil. Description of the presentation: The Amazon biome is the world´s largest remaining tropical forest, hosting around 10% of the…

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March 2020

LACIS Spring Lecture Series: “Lucha por el territorio y el agua en el Rio Yaqui, Sonora, Mexico” / “The fight for land and water rights in the Yaqui River area of Sonora, Mexico”

March 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States

Presented (in Spanish with simultaneous English translation) by Mario Luna Romero Description of the presentation: TBA

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“Theatre and Collective Creation: Two Growth Experiences / Teatro y Creacion Colectiva: Dos Experiencias de Crecimiento”

March 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Nuria Alkorta About the presenter:  Tinker Visiting Professor of Spanish & Theatre, Nuria Alkorta, is a founding member and the director of the Compañía delabarca. She has been professor of Interpretation at the Royal School…

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Live Multimedia Presentation: “Antropoloops: Open Musical Collages”

March 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
TBA Madison, 53706 United States

**This special event is presented with the Division of the Arts IARP, Gizelxanath Rodriguez, and Ben Barson.** Presented by: Ruben Alonso, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Malaga, Spain. While studying architecture in Berlin in the…

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

March 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States

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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“Indigenous Philosophies of Wellbeing: Allin Kawsay/Buen Vivir in Peru and Mauri Ora in Aotearoa New Zealand”

March 31 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States

Mariaelena Huambachano Presented by: Mariaelena Huambachano, is an Indigenous scholar and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Society and Community Studies at the School of Human Ecology, and Director of Biodiversity Protection and…

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April 2020

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

April 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States

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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“Staying Human: Environmental Humanities, Climate Change Adaptation, and Small Scale Agriculture in the Eastern Caribbean”

April 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States

Presented by:  Kevin Meehan, Professor of English & Director, Haitian Studies Project, University of Central Florida Description of the presentation:

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“Socioeconomical Aspects and Sustainability of Dual Purpose Production Cattle Farms in Central Mexico”

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States

Presented by:  Benito Albarran-Portillo, Professor, Centro Universitario UAEM Temascaltepec. Benito Albarrán-Portillo was born in Toluca City. He spent  the early part of his youth working at family small dairy farm and was a first-generation graduate…

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