Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

A Future for Amazonia: The Cofán Nation, Oil Politics, and Indigenous Activism

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

12 p.m.

McKinney Conference Room

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The Cofán, like other peoples of the Ecuadorian Amazon, are building their future against a backdrop of rapid societal change, and a grueling legal struggle against the oil companies that have poisoned much of their land.

This round table – including Michael Cepek, anthropologist and author of A Future for Amazonia: Randy Borman and Cofán Environmental Politics (2012); Paja Faudree, associate professor of Anthropology at Brown; Hugo Lucitante (Brown '19), representative of the Cofán people in the United States – will address these issues, and the threats and potentialities of globalization for Amazonian peoples.

Co-sponsored by the Departments of History and Anthropology and the Dean of the College. 

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies