Conference on the Politics of the Environment

Program for Washington D.C. Conference

Wednesday, April 5

Auditorium, American Association for the Advancement of Science
1200 New York Avenue NW
Washington D.C., 20005

8:30 - 9:00 am Coffee
9:00 am - 12:15 pm Screening of documentaries
9: 00 - 10:30 am

OS CARVOEIROS: The Charcoal People of Brazil, Brazil, 1999, 70 min. Nigel Noble, Director

  • "A film of consummate beauty and intensity, ... exploring the lives of laborers employed in cutting down forests and producing charcoal for the international pig-iron industry"
10:30 - 11:00 am

RISKY BUSINESS, USA, 1996, 24 min. Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young, Directors

  • "... a clear, engaging introduction to the environmental and health risks of agricultural biotechnology"
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

BIG SPUDS LITTLE SPUDS, Mexico, 1999, 52 min. Christoph Corves and Delia Castineira, Directors

  • "... exploration of the causes and profits of monocultures in the world's staple crops through a case study of potatoes from the origin in the Andes to the plains of Idaho."
1:00 - 3:00 pm Panel on Environmental Issues and Developing Countries
  • Regis Aslanian, Minister Counselor "Trade and the Envi ronment - Brazil" Embassy of Brazil Robert Manning, C.V. Starr Senior "Environmental Energy Issues and China" Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations Aziz Bouzaher, Sr. Environmental "Environmental Issues - India and Pakistan" Economist, World Bank Justin Ward, Senior Research Assoc. "Trade Issues and Developing Countries" Natural Resources Defense Council P.J.Simmons, Co-Director, Global Affairs Moderator Carnegie Endowment
4:00 - 6:00 pm Panel on Bio-Diversity
  • Mary Pearl, Executive Director "Principle Future Bio-Diversity Issues" Wild Life Preservation Trust Gonzalo Castro, Bio-Diversity Expert "Role of International Organizations" World Bank Juan Enriquez, Prof. "Bio-Diversity and Politics" Harvard University Thomas Nixon*, Director, Technology "Bio-Engineering and Agriculture" and Ecology Center, Monsanto Jacob Scherr, Director, International Moderator Programs, NRDC
6:30 - 8:30 pm Reception in the Atrium

* to be confirmed

Registration for Washington D.C.

Heinrich Boell Foundation

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