November 15, 2019

Supported by The Graciela Chichilnisky Environmental Fund
in Honor of Natasha Chichilnisky-Heal

Panel

Extractive Industries, Economic Mindsets, and Human Rights

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 1:30pm

Burke Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Kroon Hall

Extractive industries have produced negative social, economic and environmental consequences for indigenous people and local communities around the world. In this panel researchers address issues of erasure of indigenous rights through settler colonialism, just fossil fuel transitions for resource dependent local communities, the lack of transparent environmental governance policies, and the long history violence to marginal and mobile communities through the processes of state sanctioned, corporate driven resource extraction. Collectively these authors demonstrate how the impacts of colonial logics of private property and capitalist accumulation depend on the continued production of a class of vulnerable workers. These papers highlight the importance of understanding how natural resource extractions and environmental justice are intertwined in complex ways. Environmental managers need to be well-versed to understand these connections and ultimately to work to disrupt patterns of resource use that produce violence against both people and the environment.
Chair

Lauren Baker

Senior Policy Analyst and Inclusive Development and Environment Advisor, Office of Policy, USAID

Panelist

Sophia Ford

Doctoral Candidate, Environmental Sciences, Studies, and Policy, University of Oregon
Panelist

Francis Xavier Tuokuu

Postdoctoral Fellow, Keene State College

Panelist

Katie Mazer

Postdoctoral Fellow, McMaster University

Panelist

Adam Mayer

Assistant Professor, Colorado State University, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

Panelist

Julia Morris

Assistant Professor, Department of International Studies, University of North Carolina Wilmington