Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Transforming Energy and Economic Systems in the Latin American Green New Deal

Wednesday, October 7, 2020


Online and free event. Register here

Organized and moderated by Daniel Aldana Cohen, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Director, Socio-Spatial Climate Collaborative, or (SC)2 and Thea Riofrancos, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Providence College, this panel will feature the following participants who are contributors to the recent NACLA Report on the Americas focus on Latin America's Green New Deal.


Ruth Santiago, Lawyer, Comite Dialogo Ambiental and other community and environmental organizations in Puerto Rico (Author of the NACLA article [with Catalina M. de Onís & Hilda Lloréns]  "Powering Life in Puerto Rico: The struggle to transform Puerto Rico's flawed energy grid with locally controlled alternatives in a matter of life and death."


Tom Perreault,  Professor and Chair, Geography and the Environment, Dell Plain Professor of Latin American Geography Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence. (Author of the NACLA article "Bolivia's High Stakes Lithium Gamble: The renewable energy transition must ensure social justice across the supply chain, from solar panels and electric vehicles to the lithium extraction that fuels them.")

This event is sponsored by Latin American and Latinx StudiesDepartment of Sociology, and the Socio-Spatial Climate Collaborative (SC) 2. 

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