Christine Folch

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

Hydropolitics in Latin America (Video)

The 1973 Treaty stipulates that Itaipú dam is not-for-profit, which means it’s supposed to operate at cost. Q: how might both states *legally* derive money from the dam, given these conditions?

February 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Presentation: Paraguay & Nuclear Rapprochement between Argentina and Brazil at the AmAnthro2018 Conference

Catastrophic Hypotheses, Energy Infrastructure, and Environmental Diplomacy as State Power in South America

Friday, November 16, 2018
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Room: Hilton, Lobby/Street Level, Almaden Ballroom II

November 15, 2018 · 1 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