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Behind The Rain: Human Rights, Adaptation, and Environmental Change in Latin America

Image September 25, 2008 at 4:30 PM (Keynote Address)
Multi Purpose Room, Rutgers Student Center, CAC

September 26, 2008 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Conference)

Alexander Library, 4th Floor Teleconference Lecture Hall, CAC

The peoples and environments of Latin America are currently enduring the impacts of global environmental change. In Latin America, this change and the responses that it elicits occur in a context of conflicts over the access and control of natural resources, between communities, states, social movements, and private capital. Through a series of panels and presentations by scientists, social policy experts and activists, this broadly interdisciplinary conference explores the key environmental issues impacting Latin America today.  We will examine the interactions between the science of environmental change and the impact on societies of addressing that change, particularly in terms of equity, rights and environmental justice.  "Behind the Rain: Human Rights, Adaptation, and Environmental Change in Latin America" marks the first major event sponsored by the new Center for Latin American Studies at Rutgers University. Through this conference, CLAS brings to our community an international group of leading experts in the natural sciences, social sciences, and
humanities, to contextualize the environmental challenges currently facing Latin America, and to envision responses to those challenges within the contemporary realities of the region.

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