This event will feature Dr. Shafqat Hussain, George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian Studies at Trinity College, who will discuss livestock insurance, justice, and policymaking in snow leopard conservation in Northern Pakistan.
Indigenous scholar and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto Dr. Heather Dorries will discuss the conflicting and contradictory nature of park management in Toronto, focusing on the ways park management has become part of the City of Toronto’s Reconciliation Action Plan and the ways the City has violently cleared parks of homeless encampments.
This roundtable will feature Dr. Raj Patel and Dr. Erin Lentz of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, Dr. Alex Racelis of UTRGV, Carolina Mueller of the National Young Farmers Coalition, and Doris Brown and Ben Hirsch of West Street Recovery (Houston).
This roundtable discussion, the first event in our Spring 2023 Cultures of Environmental Justice colloquium and co-sponsored by Planet Texas 2050, will feature local activists and organizations discussing the ongoing justice implications of Winter Storm Uri.
Participants considered the past, present, and future of work and livelihoods to generate much-needed responses that can productively confront uneven power relations and entrenched forms of racialized and gendered economic marginality.
Santos will be presenting his latest work, “Lessons from the TPP and the Future of Labor Chapters in Trade Agreements.” His piece uses the failure of the Trans-Pacific Partnership to think through the merits of traditional “trade-labor” linkages, and explores various ways to “retool” the global economic regime to address broader distributive concerns and ameliorate the ill-effects of trade liberalization on labor, such as job losses and wage declines.
Ayşe ParlaAssociate Professor of Anthropology, Sabanci Universitesi, Istanbul; Visitor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Based on long-term ethnographic research in Turkey among ethnically Turkish labor migrants from Bulgaria, Parla’s presentation will inquire into the appeal and limits of the term “precarity,” an increasingly ubiquitous designation to refer to a generalized condition of insecurity and vulnerability.
Ai-jen PooNational Domestic Workers Alliance, Caring Across Generations
The Rapoport Center and the Rothko Chapel are pleased to announce that labor organizer, author, and activist Ai-jen Poo will headline the third Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold Endowed Lecture in Peace, Social Justice and Human Rights.
Hilal ElverSpecial Rapporteur on the Right to Food, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights; Research Professor and Co-Director of the Project on Global Climate Change, Human Security, and Democracy, Orfalea Center, University of California, Santa Barbara
Richard FalkAlbert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice, Emeritus, Princeton University; Distinguished Visiting Professor in Global & International Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara