CLAS MA Capstone Symposium

This is an Archive of a Past Event

Please join us for the culminating event for our 2016 MA students: the Capstone Symposium. The presentations will be held Thursday, June 2, beginning with breakfast at 8:30am and concluding with a lunch reception at 12:30pm. Please see the time schedule for the presentations below. 

8:30  Breakfast

9:00  Welcome Remarks by CLAS Director, Rodolfo Dirzo

9:10  U.S. Intervention in Chile: Evasion of Responsibility and Denial of Justice - Adriana Baird

9:30  Responsible Business, the Environment, and State Sovereignty: The Nicaraguan Canal - Allie Ballesteros

9:50  Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Problems: The Waorani Case - Mary Boyer

10:10  Formal Environmental Education for Students in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador: Ecological Knowledge as a Partial Proxy for Environmental Literacy - Amelia Farber

10:30  Examining the Link Between Public Funding of Political Parties and the Representation of Women in National Parliaments - Magdalena Fitipaldi

10:50  *10 minute break*

11:00  Invisible Cages: Life in Mexico for the Wives of Braceros (1942-1964) - Julieta Luévano

11:20  “A Nasty Piece of Corporate Business”: The Creation of Honduras as a Banana Republic - Jessica Milligan

11:40  Unveil the Forgotten History: The Chinese Presence in Brazil During the 19th Century- Jin Wu

12:00  Closing Remarks by Rodolfo Dirzo

12:10  Lunch Reception