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The George Perkins Marsh Institute and Jeanne X. Kasperson Research Library announce the 2022 Academic Year Seminar Series. Seminars will present cutting-edge research on human/environment interactions taking place at Clark University and are designed to catalyze discussions regarding future research possibilities. Seminars are open to all and will take place from 12:15 pm-1:15 pm. in the Lurie Conference Room. The format is a 40-45 minute presentation followed by 15-20 minutes of question and discussion. Interaction with speakers is encouraged. Light refreshments will be provided.

Past Events

Intercultural Methodologies for Confronting Neo-extractivism in the Willimapu, Chile

In the Willimapu territory of southern Chile, water is at the heart of conflicts involving contemporary extractive industries like hydropower development. For Mapuche communities, territorial defense today involves intercultural knowledge production for mapmaking, court cases, and interdisciplinary water studies. In this presentation, Kelly will discuss the methodological and institutional elements of the research that support […]

Documentary “What happened to the bees?”

What happened to the bees Documental Ambulante A.C., Mexico The documentary unmasks the privileges of transnational corporations and shows the effects of capitalism on the social and ecological structures of indigenous communities in Mexico. The struggle of Mayan communities reveals the contrasts between traditional methods, sustainable and respectful of the ecosystem, and the industrial work […]