Friday, September 20, 2013

Environmental Lecture Series Focusing on Latin America Begins Oct.3

This year is the 22nd annual Environmental Lecture Series. The theme this year is Environmental and Human Health in Latin America.  This regional focus complements the on-going College of Arts and Sciences Symposium (Engaging Latin America and the Caribbean), while provide perspectives from experts in human ecology, environmental and resource management policy, and scientific study related to specific environmental issues.

Village view of Tawahka village, Honduras (photo credit: Kendra McSweeney)
Our first speaker is Dr. Kendra McSweeney from Ohio State University.  Dr. McSweeney is a geographer and political ecologist specializing in the relationship between people and forests.  Her presentation on Drug-Trafficking and Deforestation in Latin America is based on 20+ years of research experience in Honduras.  For more details and photos, see CAS Symposium Blog.

Dr. McSweeney's presentation will be Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 pm in the Ronk Lecture Hall, COE. All Environmental Lectures are free and open to the public.  Information and updates on other presentations in this year's series can be found here.

  • Nov. 7/ Dr. Geoff Dabelko--Environment, Peace, and Security: Lessons from Latin America
  • Feb. 20/ Dr. Matt Venesky--Emerging infectious diseases of wildlife and their conservation challenges in the Neotropics
  • Apr.3/ Dr. Amanda Rodewald--The intersection of coffee, communities, and conservation in Latin America

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