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More than Land: Economic Development, Environmental Protection, and Indigenous Rights

Charles Hale, Ph.D. and Karen Spring, MPH, moderated by
Christine Wade, Ph.D.
Presented in partnership with the Rapoport Center at UT School of Law and the Latin America Initiative at Rice University’s Baker Institute
Event in English; simultaneous Spanish interpretation available.

Indigenous communities share a spiritual, cultural, and economic relationship with their land. Environmental damage mostly caused by multinational corporations is a significant threat to indigenous peoples’ survival. How can governments and consumers like ourselves better balance this threat?

Dr. Christine Wade, who moderates the discussion, is a political science professor at Washington College specializing in the international and comparative politics of Central America.

Dr. Charles Hale is a professor of anthropology and the director of LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections at the University of Texas.

Karen Spring is a Honduras-based human rights activist and coordinator of the Honduras Solidarity Network.

Thursday, October 15, 2015
7:00 PM

Learn about indigenous communities' spiritual, cultural, and economic relationship with their land.