Christine Folch

Category Archives: Environment

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).

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September 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

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.

October 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

March 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

February 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

December 22, 2016 · 2 Comments

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

October 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

September 28, 2016 · Leave a comment