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Paulo Affonso Leme Machado: A Reforma da legislaçao florestal no Brasil

Please note that the podcast is in Portuguese.

Paulo Affonso Leme Machado nasceu em 1939 numa pequena cidade do Estado de São Paulo, que é banhada por um belo rio – o Rio Pardo. Escreveu seu primeiro trabalho jurídico ambiental em 1973, logo depois da Declaração de Estocolmo/1972. Nessa época, ele exercia a função de Promotor de Justiça de Piracicaba, integrando o Ministério Público do Estado. Conseguiu autorização para ir fazer o Mestrado em Direito Ambiental na Universidade de Estrasburgo/França, lá ficando em 1977/1978, obtendo título de Mestre. Voltando para o Brasil, na Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba, onde até hoje ele ensina. Em 1979, organizou o I Curso Internacional de Direito Ambiental Comparado, no Brasil. Nessa ocasião, em Piracicaba/Brasil fundou-se a Sociedade Brasileira de Direito Ambiental, que teve muita influencia na criação da legislação ambiental brasileira.

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Final Push Fridays: Graduate Research & Writing Support

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Every Friday from 10am-12pm CDT, The Latin American Library and Stone Center are co-hosting a virtual work-along for Latin Americanist graduate students to support each other in their research and writing goals. The Zoom meeting has two break-out options: participants may choose to troubleshoot research and methodological questions with an LAL librarian and/or work towards their writing objectives alongside a community of their peers. We hope you will join us when you can!

Central America, People and the Environment Educator Institute 2021

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This summer educator institute is the third institute in a series being offered by Tulane University, The University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University. This series of institutes is designed to enhance the presence of Central America in the K-12 classroom. Each year, participants engage with presenters, resources and other K-12 colleagues to explore diverse topics in Central America with a focus on people and the environment.

While at Tulane, the institute will explore the historic connections between the United States and Central America focusing on indigenous communities and environment while highlighting topics of social justice and environmental conservation. Join us to explore Central America and teaching strategies to implement into the classroom.

Additional details and registration will be available in the late fall 2020. For more information, please email dwolteri@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164.