Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Book Signing by Law Professor Oliver Houck

December 3rd, 2009
4:00 - 6:00 PM

Location
Tulane Law School
6329 Freret St.
Berkett Multipurpose Room
John Giffen Weinmann Hall

Please join us at a book signing party to celebrate Professor Oliver Houck‘€™s latest publication Taking Back Eden: Eight Environmental Cases That Changed The World. The celebration will include remarks by Professor Houck as well as the opportunity to have him sign copies of the book. We will have copies available for purchase.

Please R.S.V.P. no later than November 26 to Jane Johnston at (504) 865-5912 or by email.

TAKING BACK EDEN (Island Press, 2009) is the saga of an idea‘€“that ordinary people can go to court to defend their environment-told through lawsuits brought in eight countries around the world. Starting in the United States, this idea has traveled the planet at warp speed, carrying protections for threatened environments and new notions of justice and democracy as well. Author Oliver Houck describes the sites at issue in their place and time, the project promoters, the people who rose up against them, their lawyers, strategies, obstacles, setbacks, and victories. Along the way we meet Consolidated Edison, the Japanese Ministry of Construction, the agricultural juggernaut of Thessaly, the military regime of Chile, and the decaying Taj Mahal. We encounter hard-nosed fisherman, activists and dreamers, sabotage, media spectacles, a Cree Indian flotilla from northern Quebec to New York City, a lawyer in the Philippines descending by helicopter to arrest an illegal logging ship, a woman who dared sue the Russian state, and a colleague killed on the doorstep of his home. These legal actions, largely spontaneous, brought in the days before the Internet and without communication among them, created a new brand of public rights and hope for a more sustainable world. After them, there is no turning back.

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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. It is not required to have participated in past institutes to join us.

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University is excited to host and coordinate this year’s institute. Tulane University and New Orleans are both unique and important places to explore the deep connections to Central America with a focus on people and environment. With presentations by leading historians and sociologists on Central America, environment and race we are excited to share the work and resources from presenters as well as the unique resources at Tulane.

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