Visiting Professor Mary Helena Allegretti to discuss “Environmental Governance in Brazilian Amazonia,” Tues., May 3
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Visiting Professor Mary Helena Allegretti to discuss “Environmental Governance in Brazilian Amazonia,” Tues., May 3

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Who: Mary Helena Allegretti, Tinker Visiting Professor, Anthropology, presenting “Environmental Governance in Brazilian Amazonia:
Conservationists, Developers, and Social Movements”

What: University of Chicago Center for Latin American Studies
Latin American Briefing Series Presentation

When: Tuesday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m.
International House, Home Room
1414 East 59th Street

Developing countries face the complex task of ensuring economic progress and poverty reduction while simultaneously preventing the destruction of natural resources. This task is often made more difficulty by public policies copied from developed countries, which fail to take into account historical, cultural and environmental particularities. This lecture will examine the role of social movements in the development of public policies that combine economic development, environmental protection, and social justice, with particular emphasis on how conflicting interests between conservationists, developers, and social movements are reconciled.

Professor Allegretti is Tinker Visiting Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago from March-June, 2005. Dr. Allegretti is an extraordinarily visible activist-scholar, developing and implementing policy with respect to issues of sustainable development in the Amazon region of Brazil, arguably the most important national context for these issues. She has held several positions in the environmental ministry of the Brazilian government, most recently serving as National Secretary for the Amazon Region.

Organized by the Center for Latin American Studies. Co-sponsored by the International House Global Voices Program with the support of the Environmental Studies Program and the Department of Anthropology.

Persons with disabilities may request assistance in advance by contacting the International House at 773-753-2274.

Please contact 773-702-8420 or for more details about the event.
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