FALL 2007 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Welcome Back Reception

The Center for Latin American Studies would like to invite you to celebrate the beginning of another exciting year. Please join us for an informal reception.

Wednesday, August 29, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street


Series:
Bay Area Latin America Forum

Rebecca Solnit
"Borders and Crossers: Landscapes for Politics"

Rebecca Solnit will read from her new anthology, Storming the Gates of Paradise and discuss the cultural geographies of political protest, the border and the social landscape. The anthology contains 36 essays from the last decade of her writing, dealing with everything from gender politics to the geographies of political protest, the representation of nature and the hybrid cultures of California.

Rebecca Solnit is an essayist, contributing editor to Harper’s and the recipient of a Guggenheim and the National Book Critics Circle award.

Monday, September 10, 12:00 – 1:15 pm
International House, Home Room

Article, webcast and photos of the event
Interview with Rebecca Solnit from the Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies
Extended version of the interview


Series:
Cine Latino

The House of Sand,
by Andrucha Waddington (Brazil, 2005)

"The House of Sand" follows three generations of women as they struggle to make a life for themselves in the desert of northeastern Brazil . The film opens in 1910 as Vasco da Sa brings his pregnant wife Áurea and her mother Maria to Maranhão to homestead the barren waste. When Vasco dies, the women are left to fend for themselves and Áurea’s unborn daughter. This film marks the first time Oscar-winner Fernanda Montenegro has been paired with her daughter, Fernanda Torres and, in a move that adds nuance to the film, Montenegro plays all three of the women at different stages of their lives.
115 minutes. Portuguese with English subtitles.

"…has the clarity of a fable and the sentimental enchantment of a magic-realist novel." — New York Times

Wednesday, September 12, 7:00 pm
Room 160, Kroeber Hall


Panel Discussion: Bolivia Working Group
"After the Water War: Contemporary Political Culture in Cochabamba, Bolivia"

In 2000, widespread protests against the privatization of water systems brought Cochabamba, Bolivia into the international limelight and propelled a process of further mobilizations that have utterly reconfigured the country’s political landscape. Three panelists will present their papers, all based on recent on-the-ground research in Cochabamba , which examine the context and perspectives of popular political culture in a city that epitomizes social movements and political change in Bolivia and Latin America today.

Speakers:
Cristina Cielo
, Ph.D. candidate, Sociology, UC Berkeley
Sarah Hines, Ph.D. student, History, UC Berkeley
Michael Shanks, MA student, Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley

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Friday, September 14, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

Webcast and photos of the event


Conference
"Third Conference on Brazilian Immigration and Community on the West Coast of the United States"

This conference is organized around four main themes of concern to the Brazilian community in the Bay Area: labor and business, community organization, legal issues and available resources. Speakers will address topics ranging from how to open a business in California to how the U.S. education system serves the children of immigrants.

Co-sponsored by the Brazilian Consulate and the Brazilian Citizens Council of the Bay Area.

This event is free and will be held in English and Portuguese. Translation will not be provided.

For a detailed program, see http://www.brazilsf.org.

Saturday, September 15, 2007, beginning at 8:30 am
Lipman Room, 210 Barrow Hall, 8th Floor

Photo of the event


Open House
Afro-Latino Working Group

Housed at the Center for Latin American Studies, the Afro-Latino Working Group is an interdisciplinary body that brings together faculty, graduate students and undergraduates from all corners of the Berkeley intellectual community who are involved in research on the African Diaspora in Latin America. The open house includes entertainment and information about working group activities, including information about the group's conference last year and the one in the works right now.

Afro-Latino Working Group webpage

Wednesday, September 19, 4:00 pm
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

Series:
Bay Area Latin America Forum

Alain de Janvry
"'Agriculture for Development': Implications for Latin America?"

With 75 percent of world poverty concentrated in rural areas, the forthcoming World Development Report "Agriculture for Development" argues that the role of agriculture as an instrument for development has been badly underused by governments and donors, with high social and environmental costs. Does this apply to Latin America ? The region is highly urbanized, new developments in production and marketing threaten the competitiveness of smallholders and agricultural labor markets have been poorly remunerative. The model followed has often been rapid growth in commercial farming with poverty mitigated through cash transfers. Can Latin America do better? The authors of the report argue that it can.

Alain de Janvry is Professor of Agriculture and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley.

Monday, October 1, 12:00 – 1:15 pm
International House, Home Room

- Webcast of the event
- Berkeley Review article by Professors Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet
- Article by Nathan McClintock on the event
- Original article by Professors de Janvry and Sadoulet


Tinker Summer Field Research Symposium

This symposium is a unique opportunity to learn about the current research done by UC Berkeley graduate students who spent last summer in Latin America. Field research grants were provided by CLAS with the generous support of the Tinker Foundation.

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Thursday, October 4: Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean
Friday, October 5: The Andes
Tuesday, October 9: South America
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street


Series:
Bay Area Latin America Forum

Laura Nader and Ugo Mattei
"Plunder: When the 'Rule of Law' Is Illegal"

While the concept of the “rule of law” has widespread support, few have considered that it is often upheld to protect the interests of the powerful. Nader and Mattei will discuss how the rule of law has been used to justify the plunder of weaker economies, indigenous technologies and natural resources.

Laura Nader is Professor of Anthropology at UC Berkeley. Ugo Mattei is Professor of International and Comparative Law at Hastings College of Law.

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Law and Society.

Monday, October 8, 4:00 – 5:15 pm
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

Article on and photo of the event
- Article by Professor Nader from the Fall Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies


Series:
Cine Latino

The Aura
by Fabián Bielinsky (Argentina, 2005)

An epileptic taxidermist who fantasizes about committing the perfect crime stumbles upon an opportunity while on a hunting trip in Patagonia. After mistakenly shooting a criminal in a hunting accident, the unnamed protagonist decides to take over the dead man’s role in a casino heist. Adding to the tension is the uncertainty caused by his epilepsy, which comes on without warning.
134 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles
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"…a top-notch heist thriller … full of dark, moody atmosphere and richly imagined, indelibly etched characters." — Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, October 10, 7:00 pm
Room 160, Kroeber Hall


Series:
Bay Area Latin America Forum

Martin Carnoy
"Cuba's Academic Advantage"

When UNESCO administered standardized tests to elementary school students in 13 Latin American countries, low-income Cuban students outperformed most middle-class students in the other 12 countries. The test data confirmed years of anecdotal evidence that Cuba’s primary schools are the best in the region, perhaps even better than schools in neighboring Florida. Prof. Martin Carnoy will present the results of his interviews with Cuban teachers, principals and ministry officials as well as his visits to university teacher training programs.

Martin Carnoy is Professor of Education and Economics at Stanford University.

Thursday, October 11, 12:00 – 1:15 pm
Home Room, International House

- Article on and photos of the event
- Article by Professor Carnoy, Fall 2007 Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies


Series:
Bay Area Latin America Forum

Peter Selz
"Fernando Botero's 'Abu Ghraib' Paintings"

Deeply shocked by accounts of American atrocities, the renowned Colombian artist Fernando Botero turned from his satiric figures to portray tortured prisoners as victimized, degraded human beings. Prof. Peter Selz will contextualize his discussion of Botero’s "Abu Ghraib" series by comparing it with the oeuvre of other artists who have depicted torture: Goya, Beckmann, Dix and Picasso.

Peter Selz is Professor Emeritus in UC Berkeley’s History of Art Department and the founding director of the Berkeley Art Museum.

Monday, October 15, 12:00 – 1:15 pm
Sproul Room, International House

- Article on Professor Selz' talk from the Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies
- Article on Professor Selz' talk by Sarah Moody

- Article on Professor Selz' talk by Ilona Aleksandrova


Miguel Angel Nuñez
"Agroecology in the Venezuelan Revolution"

Miguel Angel Nuñez defines agroecology as a process of collecting and evaluating local farmers’ knowledge, integrating it into the existing body of scientific knowledge and combining it with culturally and environmentally sensitive policies to design and manage food production systems. He will discuss his new book, Agroecology and Food Sovereignty in Venezuela, in which he argues that only by combining agroecological science with political policies can we create a true food revolution.

Miguel Angel Nuñez is Professor of Agroecology and Tropical Agriculture at several Venezuelan universities and a co-founder of the Instituto para la Produción e Investigación de la Agricultura Tropical (IPIAT). Since 2004 he has been an advisor to the Venezuelan Presidential Office on agroenvironmental issues. He is a former coordinator of the Latin American Agroecological Movement (MAELA) and has written several books and articles, many of which can be accessed in In Motion Magazine and on the IPIAT website.

Tuesday, October 16, 4:00 pm
Ethnic Studies Conference Room, 554 Barrows Hall

Article on and photos of the event


Series:
Bay Area Latin America Forum

Manuel Castells
"Globalization, Development and Democracy: The Chilean Democratic Model"

The economic growth and democratic consolidation that took place in Chile from 1990 to 2007 has made that country the success story of Latin American development. Chile has been able to combine a high rate of economic growth with a substantial reduction in poverty and major improvements in housing, education and health for low income groups. Manuel Castells argues, in contrast to the standard view, that it was the inclusive, democratic model of development rather than Pinochet’s exclusionary, authoritarian model that transformed Chile while the region at large alternated between growth and crisis. Castells will present the results of several years of research on Chile and examine its implications for Latin America as a whole.

Manuel Castells is the Wallis Annenberg Professor of Communication Technology and Society at the University of Southern California, Research Professor at the Open University of Catalonia in Barcelona and Professor Emeritus of City Planning and Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley.

He is the author of the trilogy The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture, translated into 22 languages, and, lately, of Globalización, desarrollo y democracia: Chile en el contexto mundial (Fondo de Cultura Economica, 2005).

Thursday, October 18, 12:00 – 1:15 pm
Home Room, International House

- Article on the event from the Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies
- Article on and photos of the event


Laura Nader
"Losing Knowledge: Oaxaca, Mexico (1957–2006)"

Prof. Laura Nader will screen recent documentary footage and discuss how knowledge formed over centuries is being erased, forgotten, faded, plundered and reclaimed in the Rincón Zapotec area of Oaxaca, Mexico. Her research depicts changes in farming and food, medicine, law and architecture.

Laura Nader is Professor of Anthropology at UC Berkeley.

Monday, October 22, 12:00 – 1:15 pm
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

- Article on Prof. Nader's research from the
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies


Francisco Goldman
“The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop?”

Critically acclaimed novelist Francisco Goldman will discuss his first nonfiction book, The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop?, a riveting work of literary nonfiction that tells the story of the murder of Guatemala’s leading human rights activist, Bishop Juan Gerardi. Through this story, Goldman takes the reader deep inside a “broken state” — where military officers kill with impunity, the media is manipulated, witnesses and judges are assassinated and justice seems unattainable — and examines the crippling legacy of failed “democracy building.”

Francisco Goldman, prize-winning Guatemalan-American fiction writer and journalist, is the author of three acclaimed novels about cultural and political conflict in the Americas: The Long Night of White Chickens, The Ordinary Seaman and The Divine Husband.

Professor Goldman holds the Allan K. Smith Chair in Literature at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut and divides his time between New York City and Mexico City.

Monday, October 22, 4:00 pm
Home Room, International House


Series:
U.S.-Mexico Futures Forum

Sergio Aguayo
"Governors, Billionaires, Drug Cartels and Mexican Democracy"

Mexican presidents are still believed to be all-powerful. That myth has to be corrected. Huge chunks of presidential power have been chiseled away by different governmental and social actors. Professor Aguayo will examine the new distribution of power and its consequences for democracy.

Sergio Aguayo is Professor of International Studies at El Colegio de México. He is also active in the promotion of democracy and human rights through organizations such as Civic Alliance and the Mexican Academy of Human Rights. His weekly column appears in Reforma, and he is a panelist on the weekly television program Primer Plano.

Tuesday, October 23, 6:00 pm
Home Room, International House

Webcast of the event (RealPlayer required)

- Article on the event from the Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies
- Student's Perspective article on the event by Veronica Herrera
- Student's Perspective article on the event by Diana Negrín


Series:
U.S.-Mexico Futures Forum

Panel Discussion
"Beyond the Wall: The Future of Immigration Policy"

A discussion with:

Gilbert Cedillo, State Senator, Los Angeles
Senator Cedillo has written "A Social, Public Safety, and Security Argument for Licensing Undocumented Drivers," outlining one of his major policy initiatives in immigration.
Maria Echaveste, Boalt Hall School of Law
Ms. Echaveste is a lecturer at the Boalt Hall School of Law, and a scholar in residence at Boalt's Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity. Her biography is available here.

With commentary by:
- Moderator Harley Shaiken, Class of 1930 Chair and Professor, Center for Latin American Studies
- Lydia Chávez, Graduate School of Journalism
- Alex Saragoza, Department of Ethnic Studies

Wednesday, October 24, 12:00 pm
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall

Article on, webcast and photos of the event


Panel Discussion
"South America : Untold Stories"

Introductions:
Jon Sawyer, Executive Director, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Ted Genoways, Editor, Virginia Quarterly Review

Panelists:

"South America in the 21st Century"
Daniel Alarcón, novelist and Associate Editor of the Peruvian monthly Etiqueta Negra

"The Last Commons: Drilling in the Peruvian Amazon"
Kelly Hearn, Buenos Aires-based freelance reporter

"The White Train: Cartoneros in Buenos Aires"
Gabrielle Weiss, videographer and photojournalist  

"Soy in the Amazon"
Pat Joseph, Current Affairs Editor for the Sierra Club website

Co-sponsored by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Virginia Quarterly Review.

Wednesday, October 24, 6:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Photos and webcast of the event


Juan de Recacochea and Adrian Althoff
“American Visa”

Juan de Recacoechea will discuss his novel American Visa, which won Bolivia’s National Book Prize in 1994 and was made into a movie in 2005. The novel follows the exploits of a mild-mannered English teacher hoping to reunite with his son in Miami who turns to dangerous money-making schemes in an effort to buy a black market U.S. visa. Along the way he meets Blanca, a prostitute who complicates his plans with her desire to settle down in Bolivia.

Born in La Paz, Juan de Recacoechea worked as a journalist in Europe for almost 20 years. After returning to his native country, he helped found Bolivia’s first state-run television network, served as its general manager and dedicated himself to fiction writing. De Recacoechea is the author of seven novels. American Visa is his first novel to be translated into English.

Translator Adrian Althoff will introduce the author and discuss the impact the book has had in Bolivia and the U.S.

Monday, October 29, 4:00 pm
104 LeConte Hall


Series:
Cine Latino

American Visa
by Juan Carlos Valdivia (Bolivia, 2005)

A mild-mannered English teacher hoping to reunite with his son in Miami turns to dangerous money-making schemes in an effort to buy a black market U.S. visa. Along the way he meets the exotic dancer, Blanca, who complicates his plans with her desire to settle down in Bolivia. For director Juan Carlos Valdivia this film, set in the Bolivian capital La Paz, is about "the Bolivian dream versus the American dream."
100 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

There will be a question and answer session with Juan de Recacoechea, the author of American Visa, after the film. He will also be giving an author's talk, along with the book's translator, at 4:00 pm.

Please note that this film contains mature content and may not be suitable for all audiences.

Monday, October 29, 7:00 pm
Pacific Film Archive Theater, 2575 Bancroft Way


Series:
Cine Latino

The Price of Sugar
Directed by Bill Haney (2007)

“The Price of Sugar” follows a charismatic Spanish priest, Father Christopher Hartley, as he organizes some of this hemisphere’s poorest people, challenging powerful interests profiting from their work. When he arrives in the Dominican Republic , he’s warned against entering the sugar plantations where most of his parishioners live. Breaking a centuries old taboo, he discovers shocking examples of modern-day slavery intrinsic to the global sugar trade. “The Price of Sugar” raises key questions about where the products we consume originate, at what cost they are produced and ultimately, where our responsibility lies.
90 minutes. English and Spanish with English subtitles.

The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with Roxanna Altholz, Associate Director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic at Boalt Hall.

Tuesday, October 30, 6:00 pm
Room 160, Boalt Hall School of Law

- Article from the Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies
- Article on and photos of the event


Julia Sweig
"Cuba After Fidel: Defying Expectations Abroad, Managing Them at Home"

Julia Sweig is Director of the Latin American Section of the Council of Foreign Relations. She is the author of several books including Friendly Fire: Losing Friends and Making Enemies in the Anti-American Century (2006) and Inside the Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro and the Urban Underground (2002).

Co-sponsored by the Cuba Working Group.

Thursday, November 1, 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Photos of the event


Series:
Bay Area Latin America Forum

James Holston
"'Treating the Unequal Unequally': The Entrenched Regime of Special Treatment Citizenship in Brazil"

Since independence, Brazil has maintained a regime of citizenship that is universally inclusive in national membership and massively inegalitarian in distributing rights and legalizing social differences. Thus, Brazilian citizenship has been a legal means to distribute inequality. This lecture analyzes the development and persistence of this regime of special treatment citizenship, which, while still dominant, has been challenged by a new and insurgent formulation of citizenship arising in the urban peripheries.

James Holston is Associate Professor of Anthropology at UC Berkeley. His forthcoming book Insurgent Citizenship: Disjunctions of Democracy and Modernity in Brazil will be available in January from Princeton University Press.

Monday, November 5, 12:00 – 1:15 pm
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

Photos of the event


Film Screening
"The City of Photographers"
by Sebastián Moreno Mardones (Chile, 2006)

During Pinochet’s long regime, a motley crew of photojournalists shot and framed Chile’s people and turmoil from many points of view. In the streets, in the middle of bloody riots and protests, these fearless photographers learned their craft and created many of the now legendary images which helped focus world attention on the regime’s repressive tactics. They lived dangerously, and they lived to tell. This is their story. 80 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

Co-sponsored by the International Latino Film Festival.

Thursday, November 8, 6:00 pm
La Peña, 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley


Conference
"From Accomarca to Fujimori: Justice and Accountability in Peru"

This event will focus on justice and accountability in Peru from the Accomarca Massacre in the 1980s through the return of former President Alberto Fujimori in September.

Reception  
6:00 – 6:30 Music by Chaskinakuy, interpreters of traditional Andean village music.

Program

7:00 – 7:10 Introduction by a Quechua leader.

7:10 – 7:20 Almudena Bernabeu, International Attorney from the Center for Justice and Accountability and lead attorney on the cases against Peruvian officials for their role in the Accomarca Massacre.

7:20 – 7:30 Eduardo González, Peruvian expert on transitional justice from the International Center for Transitional Justice, who was a core staff member of the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

7:30 – 7:40 Francisco Pancho Soberón, Founder and President of the Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, which works to combat human rights abuses.

7:40 – 7:50 Robin Kirk, award-winning author and human rights activist, who reported on the war between the government and the Shining Path during the 1980s and prepared reports for the U.S. Committee on Refugees, including the first report ever on the plight of Peru’s internally displaced people.

7:50 – 9:00 Audience discussion

Co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Law Clinic and the Center for Justice and Accountability.

Thursday, November 8, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Reception at 6:00 pm ; Program from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Goldberg Lounge, Boalt Hall School of Law


Carlos Albacete and Piedad Espinosa
“In the Cauldron of Drugs, Poverty and Environmental Destruction”

Carlos Albacete and Piedad Espinosa are the cofounders of Trópico Verde, a Guatemalan environmental organization that seeks to conserve natural resources and defend the rights of impoverished rural communities to sustainable livelihoods and a healthy environment. Against powerful adversaries, Trópico Verde has successfully shut down oil exploration in fragile ecosystems and exposed the devastating environmental impacts of drug trafficking inside Guatemala’s impoverished Mayan Biosphere Reserve.

Forced to leave Guatemala by an assassination attempt in January, Albacete and Espinosa are currently living in the United States. In this presentation, they will discuss the confluence of narcotics, poverty and environmental degradation in Central America, its implications for the U.S. and what can be done about it.

Before founding Trópico Verde, Carlos Albacete worked as Greenpeace’s Advisor to Central America’s Chemical and Biodiversity Campaigns and served as Director of Oilwatch Mesoamerica. He is the author of numerous articles and research reports on Guatemalan conservation and has won recognition and awards for his work throughout Central America. Piedad Espinosa graduated from the Castillo de Batres Landscape School in Madrid, with advanced specialization in environmental impact studies and restoration of degraded environments.

Tuesday, November 13, 4:00 pm
Ethnic Studies Conference Room, 554 Barrows Hall


Domingo Felipe Cavallo
“Argentina After the Hyperinflation”

Domingo Felipe Cavallo is President of Acción por la República, the Argentine political party he founded in 1977. He also serves as Chairman and CEO of DFC Associates, LLC, a consultancy firm and is a member of the Group of Thirty. Previously he was Minister of Economy (1991–96 and 2001), Minister of Foreign Affairs (1989–91) and Chair of the Central Bank (1982) and was twice elected to the Argentine National Congress. Formerly a professor of economics at the National University of Córdoba, Dr. Cavallo is the author of several books, including Economía en tiempos de crisis, La Argentina que pudo serEl desafío federal, El peso de la verdad and Pasión por crear.

Wednesday, November 14, 6:00 pm
Sproul Room, International House


Violeta Menjivar-Escalante
“Salvadoran Women Coming Into Power: The Struggle for Socioeconomic and Political Rights”

In 2006, Dr. Violeta Menjivar-Escalante became the first woman to be elected mayor of San Salvador . A physician, she is a longtime fighter for equal access to health care as well as justice for the poor of El Salvador . From 1980 to 1990 Menjivar-Escalante worked as a doctor with the Christian Federation of Salvadoran Peasants and the Farmworkers Union, often in areas of conflict. More recently, she served as an FMLN Deputy in the National Assembly from 1997 until 2006. During this time she chaired the Committee on Health and the Environment where she fought for equal treatment of people living with HIV-AIDS and was a member of the Committee for Women, Children and Families where she sponsored a law against intra-family violence and reforms to the Family Law Code related to the responsibilities of paternity and maternity.

Co-sponsored by the SHARE Foundation.

Monday, December 3, 4:00 pm
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street


Series:
Cine Latino

The Year My Parents Went on Vacation
by Cao Hamburger (Brazil, 2006)

In this coming-of-age film that juxtaposes the excitement of Brazil’s victory in the 1970 World Cup with the increasing oppression of the military government, 12 year-old Mauro is dropped off at his Jewish grandfather’s house when his left-leaning parents take an unexpected “vacation.” The plot thickens when Mauro discovers that his grandfather has just died, and he must learn to live in an unfamiliar community in an uncertain time. 104 minutes. Portuguese with English subtitles.

The mixture of sports and politics adds a phenomenal touch to a story that is, at its core, fundamentally about an outsider trying to fit in.— Tribeca Movie Review

Monday, December 3, 7:00 pm
Pacific Film Archive Theater, 2575 Bancroft Way


Scholars Discuss
“Water Governance at the River Basin Level in Brazil”

An interdisciplinary group of Brazilian and North American researchers have been studying the reform of water resources management policy in Brazil through the “Watermark Project” begun in 2001. Since the 1990s, a gradual yet sweeping transformation has occurred in the country, including the creation of new participatory stakeholder arenas at the river basin level with responsibilities for planning, defining pricing systems for bulk water, resolving conflicts among bulk water users, and other issues. To explore the politics of these changes, the Watermark Project has promoted a number of case studies and a large sample survey of members of river basin decision-making arenas. A panel of well known international scholars and practitioners will discuss:

  • Water governance in Brazilian river basin (Beate Frank and Manuela Moreira)
  • Brazilian river basin committees: the experience with diversity (Beate Frank and Rosa Formiga)
  • Basin committees & water policy democratization: the Watermark Survey (Margaret Keck and Maria Carmem Lemos)

Beate Frank, Universidade Regional de Blumenau, Luce Fellow at UC Berkeley
Margaret Keck, Johns Hopkins University
Maria Carmem Lemos, University of Michigan
Maria Manuela Moreira, Ministério do Meio Ambiente, Luce Fellow at UC Berkeley
Rosa Maria Formiga Johnsson, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

Co-sponsored by the Institute of International Studies.

Wednesday, December 12, 1:00 pm
Institute of International Studies Conference Room, 223 Moses Hall

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