GLOBALIZATION AND THE CONTEST FOR NATURAL RESOURCES
Speaker: Veronica Dujon, PhD
Dept of Sociology, Portland State Univ
Thursday, May 23 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library Louck’s Hall, 585 Liberty St., Salem
FREE and open to the public
Join Veronica after the talk for some snacks provided by LifeSource Natural Foods.
In a literal and figurative climate of declining natural resources, deciding how our limited resources should be used is a highly debated topic—locally as well as globally. Straub Environmental Lecture series presents: “Globalization and Contests over Natural Resources: The Search for Wellbeing at Local, Regional, and International Scales,” presented by Veronica Dujon, PhD.
The lecture will examine the multiple contradictions which local and not-so-local communities and governments face as they work through how the limited resources are best used, and the cultural, social, and political factors that drive these decisions. The lecture will look at what local communities face as they try to insert their economic interests into a global economy, discussing specific examples of such from Oregon to Latin America.
Veronica Dujon, PhD teaches, conducts research, and publishes on various facets of environmental sociology. Her primary areas of focus include conflicts over declining natural resources, the role of globalization on people’s wellbeing, and the tensions between national development strategies and forces of globalization. One of her major research interest areas is how to build sustainable societies where all people may thrive.
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