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Nicole Fabricant of Towson University to lecture on “Climate, Capitalism, and Contradictions in Bolivia” on April 5, 2018

Nicole Fabricant, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of Latin American and Latino/a Studies at Towson University, will give a lecture titled “Climate, Capitalism, and Contradictions in Bolivia” on Thursday, April 5 at 5:30pm in Taylor Hall, room 203. This event is free and open to the public.

Bolivian President Evo Morales and the Movement to Socialism party have received international recognition for progressive climate policy. At home, however, the government has been criticized for inaction and ineffectiveness on climate-related issues. This lecture examines the tensions between Bolivia’s international positions and its domestic actions, arguing that its participation in international climate accords are an outgrowth of its position within the global capitalist system.

Fabricant received a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She is the author of Mobilizing Bolivia's Displaced: Indigenous Politics and the Struggle over Land and writes frequently on issues of environmental justice in Latin America and in Baltimore.

This event is sponsored by the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program, the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, and the Hispanic Studies, Urban Studies, Anthropology, History, Political Science, Earth Science and Geography, and Sociology Departments.

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Posted by Office of Communications Monday, January 15, 2018