Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Dr. Shefa Siegal - Grams per Ton: Value Conflicts in Gold Mining and Sustainable Development

December 4th, 2012
12:00-1:30pm

Location
Greenleaf Conference Room, 100A Jones Hall

Dr. Shefa Siegal of the Earth Institute, headed by Jefferey Sachs, presents a Lunchtime Talk of interest to anyone pondering the ethics and environmental politics of gold mining today, from Colombia to Tanzania. Dr. Siegal has been involved in several large open-pit projects in Colombia, Ghana, and Tanzania in recent years, and he will report on corporate, local, and academic trends in this hotly contested business. Shefa Siegel is Associate Research Scholar at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. He is an academic and journalist who studies, writes, and teaches about the intersections of global environmental and economic development issues, specializing in the impacts of resource extraction. He is an interdisciplinary scholar with degrees in religion, political theory, and resource policy, a policy practitioner with a decade of experience in more than a dozen countries working for the UN, World Bank, the Government of Canada, and NGOs, and a contributor of reviews, essays, commentaries, and reportage to Haaretz, Environment 360, and Sojourners. This event is sponsored by the Department of History and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Kris Lane, klane1@tulane.edu or 862-8622.

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