Wednesday, November 4, 2015
McKinney Conference Room
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.