Friday March 7, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
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Scott Hall, Byrd Polar Research Center 
1090 Carmack Road
Columbus, OH 43210

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Janelle Henderson 
Center for Latin American Studies -- The Ohio State University 

Climate Justice in Latin America - March 7, 2014 

Join us for the Climate Justice in Latin America Series, as we feature a talk by Dr. Jeffrey Bury, of UC-Santa Cruz.

Dr. Jeffrey Bury is currently an Associate Professor, Curriculum Chair in the Department of Environmental Studies in the University of California-Santa Cruz.  His current research is centrally concerned with the transformation of natural and social environments in Latin America by the forces of globalization, neoliberalism and geopolitical change. 

Dr. Bury conducts research in several areas, first, focused on extractive industries, development and social movements in Latin America. Additionally, he studies the political economy of climate change and glacier recession in the Cordillera Blanca (Peru), conservation, ecotourism, and livelihood transformations in Peru, Chile and Costa Rica. His field research is linked closely to interests in political ecology studies, environment and development in Latin America and field methods.

His talk at the March 7 event is entitled, "The Icy Edge of Climate Change and Environmental Justice in the Peruvian Andes."  The rapidly receding glaciers of the Central Andes pose significant challenges for the future of hydrologic governance and emerging human vulnerabilities across the region. Contentious debates have recently emerged about the relative influence of accelerating climate change and the recent rescaling of Peruvian hydro-social relations on resource conflicts across the region. This lecture will explore new approaches to assess the complex natural and social dynamics of change in Peru’s Callejon de Huaylas will critically interrogate overly simplistic and deterministic narratives that suggest looming water shortages will inevitably provoke conflictual struggles over access to these diminishing resources, and will explore the ways in which Peru’s new hydraulic paradox might inform broader environmental justice debates.   

Parking Information:  

The Byrd Polar Research Center is located at 1090 Carmack Rd, Columbus, OH 43210.

•       Take 315 to the Lane Avenue exit.  This is one of the major exits for The Ohio State University. 

•       Go West (left if you are coming from the South side of the city; right if you are coming from the North side of the city) onto Lane Avenue.

•       Once you are on Lane Avenue, pass Kenny Road.

•       The next road (there will not be a traffic light) is Carmack Road.  Take a left.

•       Once on Carmack Road, continue to the large parking lot (just past the first stop sign you reach). There are kiosks throughout the lot where you can pay for parking. The center is a brief walk over the pedestrian bridge. 

For more information about how to get to Scott Hall, visit:  http://bprc.osu.edu/about/#location 

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Geography, School of Environment and Natural Resources, the Byrd Polar Research Center, and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies.