OWU Talk Feb. 20: Kemi Fuentes-George (OWU ’01): Post-Slavery Narratives and Conservation in Rural Jamaica

Post-Slavery Narratives and Conservation in Rural Jamaica:
How Local Culture Affects Global Environmental Governance

Tuesday, Feb. 20th 7:00 p.m. HWCC Benes B

Kemi Fuentes-George (OWU ’01)

Kemi Fuentes-George (OWU ’01) is an Assistant Professor at Middlebury College. His recent book, Between Preservation and Exploitation: Transnational Networks and Conservation in Developing Countries, published by MIT Press, explores how local justice claims affect states’ abilities to implement their obligations under international environmental agreements. He has also published research in Global Environmental Politics Journal, book chapters in Routledge, and written about environmental justice on Salon.com. He is active in his community as a member of the Town of Middlebury Conservation Commission, and as a volunteer for the Vermont chapter of Migrant Justice.

 

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