Translocal Justice and the Future of the Environmental MovementTranslocal Justice and the Future of the Environmental Movementhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/134692Stokes Auditorium2010-03-26T15:00:002010-03-26T17:00:00
March 26, 3:00PM–5:00PM
Sowing New Seeds Environmental Symposium
Paul Wapner, Associate Professor, and Director of the Global Environmental Politics Program in the School of International Service at American University, Washington DC.
Talk: “The Future of Environmentalism: From Nature to Justice.”
Saleem Ali, Associate Professor of Environmental Planning at the University of Vermont and is also on the adjunct faculty of Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies.
Talk: “Need and Greed: Making the Environmental Justice Connection”
Paul Wapner is Associate Professor, and Director of the Global Environmental Politics Program in the School of International Service at American University, Washington DC. He is the author of Environmental Activism and World Civic Politics, winner of the 1997 Harold and Margaret Sprout Award for the best book on international environmental affairs, and co-editor of Principles World Politics: The Promise of Normative International Relations. His most recent book is Living through the End of Nature: The Future of American Environmentalism.
Saleem H. Ali is Associate Professor of Environmental Planning at the University of Vermont's Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and is also on the adjunct faculty of Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies. For the 2007-2008 academic years, he served as the Associate Dean for Graduate Education in Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. He is also on the visiting faculty for the United Nations mandated University for Peace (Costa Rica), where he teaches a course on Indigenous Environment and Development Conflicts. His research focuses on the causes and consequences of environmental conflicts and how ecological factors can promote peace. Much of his empirical research has focused on environmental conflicts in the mineral sector. He is the author of Mining, the Environment and Indigenous Development Conflicts. He is the editor of Earth Matters: Indigenous Peoples, The Extractive Industries and Corporate Social Responsibility (edited with Ciaran O'Fairchellaegh) and also Peace Parks: Conservation and Conflict Resolution. Dr. Ali is a member of the World Commission on Protected Areas and the IUCN Taskforce on Transboundary Conservation. He has also been involved in promoting environmental education in madrassahs (Islamic religious schools) and using techniques from environmental planning to study the rise of these institutions in his ethnic homeland—Pakistan, leading to a book published in January 2009 by Oxford University Press titled Islam and Education: Conflict and Conformity in Pakistan's Madrassahs. His most recent book is Treasures of the Earth: Need, Greed and a Sustainable Future. His research appointments include a Public Policy Fellowship at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, a Baker Foundation Research Fellowship at Harvard Business School, and a parliamentary internship at the U.K. House of Commons. Teaching experience includes courses on environmental planning, conflict resolution, industrial ecology, research methods and technical writing.
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