Upcoming Presentation on Just Conservation

Dr. Rebecca Witter will present "Just Conservation: Invisible Losses, Violent Protections, and the Possibilities for Reclamation” on Monday, November 13th from noon-1 p.m. in the Turchin Center Lecture Hall.   Dr. Witter's research and teaching "interrogate the intersections between culture, power, environment, and development – a program of work aimed at understanding and enabling just conservation," which engages "the well-being and empowerment of vulnerable communities, the enhancement of ecological systems in the face of pressing global change, equity in benefits derived from the environment, and protections for biological and cultural diversity."   Dr. Witter earned her PhD in Environmental Anthropology from the University of Georgia and is currently is a Lecturer in the Sustainable Development Department. Prior to her appointment at Appalachian, she was a Research Associate at the Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, BC, Canada and at the Centre of Mozambican and African Studies (CEMO), in Maputo, Mozambique and was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Center for Integrative Conservation Research at the University of Georgia.
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Published: Nov 10, 2017 8:08am

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