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Political Implications of Climate Change in Latin America

This virtual event is part of the Gilman Climate Leaders Seminar Series (March 24 - May 12), designed by the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and Duke University Energy Initiative and funded by the U.S. Department of State. The interdisciplinary series aims to enhance attendees' understanding of the climate crisis-including its social, political, and economic impacts-through a foreign policy lens. Featured speakers include Duke University faculty as well as other prominent scholars and professionals. The fifth seminar in the series will examine how climate change is affecting the political landscape in Central and South America. It will feature an discussion among Christine Folch (Duke University), a cultural anthropologist studying energy politics, natural resources, and environment in the region; Gabriela Nagle Alverio (Duke University), a law student and doctoral student researching climate migration; and Sarah Bermeo (Duke University), a political scientist focused on foreign aid and development. The first seven seminars in the series are open to students at all U.S. colleges and universities as well as to the Duke community, including students, alumni, faculty, and staff. An eighth seminar will be offered exclusively to students and alumni of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholars Program. Learn more and register:


Central America focus, Civic Engagement/Social Action, Energy, Global, Human Rights, Panel/Seminar/Colloquium, Politics, South America focus, Sustainability, Webcast