HYDROPOLITICS: The ITAIPU Dam, Sovereignty + the Engineering of Modern South America [AVAILABLE NOW]
Announcing the publication of my book HYDROPOLITICS: The Itaipu Dam, Sovereignty, and the Engineering of Modern South America (Princeton University Press).
Geoengineering to Save Paraguay’s Forests, Past & Future
Geoengineering saved Paraguay’s Atlantic Forest in the 19th century. It can do it again in the 21st, in the face of massive soy-led deforestation. The example of Swiss naturalist Moises Bertoni shows the way.
Engaged Research in Paraguay: How & Why
At the end of a lively question and answer exchange, a college-aged member of the crowd raised his hand and asked me the hardest question I’ve even gotten about my … Continue reading
Itaipú Dam & Sustainable Development. A conversation between Duke & UNA researchers. (Full Video)
Are you curious about renewable energy, climate change, and sustainable development? Here is a chance to hear about the upcoming renegotiation of the Itaipú Dam treaty–one of the most important … Continue reading
Itaipú Binational Dam Post-2023: The Next 50 Years of Sustainable Development
In 2023, the treaty that governs the world’s largest dam will expire. Our team will develop strategies to steer sustainable development in Paraguay and Brazil, which share the dam, as … Continue reading
A Personal Journey to Standing Rock
I wanted to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux… the wise counsel I received was “Watch. Listen. Respect.” The first sight is of rolling hills covered with tipis, … Continue reading
In Print: “The Nature of Sovereignty in the Anthropocene: Lessons of Struggle, Otherness, & Economics from Paraguay.”
Just published in Current Anthropology: my latest article on energy sovereignty and environmental conflict. Here’s the punchline: to really understand what’s going on today in terms of natural resource conflicts, … Continue reading
Edible Education: a tasty way to transform public schools & farming, to boot.
With the smell of fresh rosemary and the clucking of chickens in the background, food experts Alice Waters and Joel Salatin shared their vision for eating well to the Kitchen … Continue reading
Standing with the Standing Rock Sioux: Haudenosaunee Women’s Dance. (video)
A Haudenosaunee Women’s Dance in support of the Standing Rock Sioux. On August 24, 2016, hundreds of supporters joined the Standing Rock Sioux as they pressed their suit against the … Continue reading
Public Talk in Asunción: Itaipú, conflictos y estrategia política en la administración de Fernando Lugo (Chatting w/the Experts Series)
I am delighted to participate in the Paraguayan Fulbright Association’s “Chatting with the Experts” Series this week in Asunción, Paraguay. I’ll be speaking on my research on hydroelectricity and energy … Continue reading