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Symposium on Climate Change, Hurricanes and their Impact on the (circum) Caribbean

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Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

Program on Latin America and the Caribbean  


Symposium on Climate Change, Hurricanes and their Impact on the (circum) Caribbean 


10:00am-10:15am       Welcome and Introduction – Professor Cecilia A. Green, Sociology, Syracuse University

10:20am-12:00pm        Session I

“21st Century Climate Projections for the circum-Caribbean Region,” a presentation by Tripti Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor, Earth Sciences, Syracuse University

“Hurricane Maria’s Impact on my Family, University, and Community”, a presentation by Bethaida González, Vice President for Community Engagement, Syracuse University

Respondent: Professor Cecilia A. Green, Sociology, Syracuse University  

12:15pm-1:30pm     “EDEN was BROKEN- Hurricane Maria and its impact on Dominica", a presentation by Farah Nibbs, PhD Student, Research Assistant, Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware

Respondent: Professor Douglas V. Armstrong, Anthropology, Syracuse University

1:45pm-2:30pm           Session II

“Resilient Peasants, Agrarian Questions, and the Politics of Global Climate Change in the Colombian Caribbean Region” a presentation by Alejandro Camargo, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Social Sciences, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia, Lino Novás Calvo Lecturer

Respondent: Professor Matthew R. Cleary, Political Science, International Relations Program, Syracuse University

2:45pm-4:00pm           Session III

“The Long Road to Recovery: A Critical Look at Sint Maarten post Irma” a presentation by Kevon Rhiney, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

“Climate Perceptions and Justice in the Caribbean” a presentation by April Karen Baptiste, Associate Professor, Environmental Studies Program, African and Latin American Studies Program, Co-director of Dart Colegrove Commons, Colgate University

Moderator: Teresita Paniagua, Executive Director, Office of Cultural Engagement for the Hispanic Community, Syracuse University 

4:00pm-4:30pm           Changing the Winds: A Panel Discussion on Ideas for the Future

Respondent: Professor Tom Perreault, Geography, Syracuse University

4:30pm-4:45pm           Closing Remarks – Professor Arthur Paris, Sociology, Syracuse University

Sponsored by Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs; Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs; Program on Latin America and the Caribbean (PLACA); Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Lino Novás Calvo Fund; Syracuse University Office of Government and Community Relations; Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC); Latino-Latin American Studies Program (LLAS); Department of Geography; International Relations Program; Department of Sociology; Department of Political Science; Department of African American Studies; Community Folk Art Center.

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