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Meetings of the Political Ecology Group at the Department of Geography.

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10 upcoming talks and 157 talks in the archive.

‘To dam or not to dam?’ Issues in financing and developing large hydropower.

UserJudith Plummer Braeckman - Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

HouseHardy Building 101 (first floor), Downing Site, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 04 June 2019, 13:00-14:00

Nature in the City: thinking 'post' ecologies in Delhi

UserSuresh Babu Ambedkar University Delhi .

HouseHardy Building 101 (first floor), Downing Site, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 28 May 2019, 13:00-14:00

Who can afford (not) to mitigate? Agency, inequality, and additionality in agricultural carbon finance

UserConnor Joseph Cavanagh Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU).

HouseHardy Building 101 (first floor), Downing Site, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 07 May 2019, 13:00-14:00

Protecting a Beyul: Harnessing the Power of Mountain Gods and Environmental Law to Protect a Sacred Landscape

UserBruce Huett, Associate member Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit, University of Cambridge.

HouseHardy Building 101 (first floor), Downing Site, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 12 March 2019, 13:00-14:00

Women, wellbeing and wildlife management areas in Tanzania

UserProfessor Katherine Homewood, Dept of Anthropology, UCL.

HouseHardy Building 101 (first floor), Downing Site, Cambridge.

ClockWednesday 06 March 2019, 13:00-14:00

Assembling Conservation as Territoriality in Timor-Leste.

UserDr Alexander Cullen, Lecturer in Political Ecology, Geography Department, University of Cambridge..

HouseHardy Building 101 (first floor), Downing Site, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 26 February 2019, 13:00-14:00

Resilient Leadership: Place-Based Learning for Sustainable Transformation.

UserAjay Rastogi, Director of the Foundation for Contemplation of Nature based in Central Himalaya, Uttarakhand, India..

HouseHardy Building 101 (first floor), Downing Site, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 22 January 2019, 13:00-14:00

Deadly Truths and Lively Tensions: Saving Nature in the Era of Post-Truth and Platform Capitalism

UserBram Büscher, Professor and Chair of the Sociology of Development and Change group at Wageningen University.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Geography Department, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 11 December 2018, 13:00-14:00

Inheritance law and the uniform civil code in India

Time and title to be confirmed. This talk will be held in conjunction with Cambridge University India Society (CUIS) and the Cambridge Society For Economic Pluralism (CSEP)

UserBina Agarwal, Professor of Development Economics and Environment University of Manchester.

HouseTo be confirmed.

ClockTuesday 20 November 2018, 00:00-00:00

Institutionalising environmental values and valuation into policy

UserDr Jacob Phelps, Lecturer in Tropical Environmental Change and Policy, Lancaster University.

HouseRoom 101, Hardy Building, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 13 November 2018, 13:00-14:00

Discussion of chapters from Steven Pinker's book "Enlightenment Now"

UserProfessor Bhaskar Vira, University of Cambridge.

HouseRoom 101, Hardy Building, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 30 October 2018, 13:00-14:00

Bombarding with data? Drones, oil extraction and environmental justice in the Amazon

Note this talk will be held on a Wednesday, while ordinarily the Political Ecology talks are on a Tuesday.

UserMurat Arsel, Murat Arsel, International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography.

ClockWednesday 24 October 2018, 13:00-14:00

The production of an urban post-political ecology: Or, is the apocalypse really such a good thing?

Note this talk is unusually on a Monday, thereafter unless otherwise specified, PE talks will be on a Tuesday 1-2pm. As this is the first session of term, there will be a short introduction at the beginning.

UserEarl Harper, University of Bristol.

HouseRoom 101, Hardy Building, Department of Geography.

ClockMonday 08 October 2018, 13:00-14:00

Local perceptions of Justice and Natural Resources in a Mexican fishing community

UserKaren Wong-Perez, University of Cambridge.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 19 June 2018, 13:00-14:00

Transforming global “win-win” discourse

UserJosie Chambers, University of Cambridge.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 12 June 2018, 13:00-14:00

Biodiversity offsetting, urbanization and the right to nature

UserElia Apostolopoulou,University of Cambridge.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 29 May 2018, 13:00-14:00

Urban livestock keeping in Hanoi: policies, risks and benefits

UserJohanna Lindahl, Intl. Livestock Research Institute, Uppsala University.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 22 May 2018, 13:00-14:00

Managing telecoupled landscapes for the sustainable provision of ecosystem services and poverty alleviation

UserJulie Zaehringer, Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern.

HouseManatee Room, David Attenborough Building (DAB).

ClockTuesday 08 May 2018, 13:00-14:00

The political ecology of voice (PEV) of oil company-community relations in Peru’s Loreto Region

UserAdrian Gonzalez, Royal Docks School of Business and Law, University of East London.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 01 May 2018, 13:00-14:00

To be confirmed

UserBram Buscher.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre (SLT), Department of Geography .

ClockTuesday 13 March 2018, 13:00-14:00

To be confirmed

UserJess Hope.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 06 March 2018, 13:00-14:00

Charcoal Power: Woodfuels and Political Violence in Uganda

UserAdam Branch, University of Cambridge.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockWednesday 31 January 2018, 13:00-14:00

Perceptions across scales of governance and the Indonesian peatland fires

UserRachel Carmenta, University of Cambridge.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 23 January 2018, 13:00-14:00

Conservation by Algorithm

UserBill Adams, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 28 November 2017, 13:00-14:00

What do conservationists believe about people, nature and markets?

UserChris Sandbrook, Department of Geography, University of CAmbridge.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 21 November 2017, 13:00-14:00

Scarce land, diverse livelihoods - Tracking 35 years of change in central Mali

UserProfessor Camilla Toulmin, Lancaster University and iied.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 14 November 2017, 13:00-14:00

Prefigurative politics and plant-based food in the Anthropocene: quiet activism within Sydney's foodscapes

UserAndrew McGregor, Geography and Planning, Macquarie University.

HouseHardy Building 101, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 12 September 2017, 13:00-14:00

Human bycatch from camera traps

UserRogelio Luque Lora.

HouseHardy Building 101, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 23 May 2017, 13:00-14:00

Subsidies and state corruption in Eastern Europe

UserEszter Kovacs.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 25 April 2017, 13:00-14:00

Spaces of pastoralism and conservation in northern Kenya

UserLiz Watson.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 29 November 2016, 13:00-14:00

URBAN-WASTE: rubbish, tourism and gender in Europe

UserSusan Buckingham.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 15 November 2016, 13:00-14:00

IPBES between Theory and Practice: How weighted concepts travel

UserAlice Vadrot.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 25 October 2016, 13:00-14:00

Social Assessment of Protected Areas

UserRob Small.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 18 October 2016, 13:00-14:00

Commons and commodities: Struggles for hegemony in environmental governance

UserProfessor Erik Gomez-Baggethun (Norwegian University of Life Sciences, NMBU).

HouseRoom 206, Sir William Hardy Building.

ClockThursday 10 March 2016, 13:00-14:00

Gene editing for conservation: a desirable future?

UserJasper Montana (Department of Geography, University of Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 08 March 2016, 13:00-14:00

Encountering the global and local on space: Uranium, wildlife and people in Southern Tanzania

UserChristine Noe (University of Dar es Salaam).

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 01 March 2016, 13:00-14:00

Tibetan Pastoralists’ Vulnerability to Climate Change

UserBruce Huett.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 23 February 2016, 13:00-14:00

Title to be confirmed

UserJessica Hope.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 16 February 2016, 13:00-14:00

Title to be confirmed

UserAlbert Arhin (University of Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 09 February 2016, 13:00-14:00

To Be Confirmed

UserSunita Chaudhary.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 01 December 2015, 13:00-14:00

Ten years gone: urban political ecology in prospect and retrospect

UserMatthew Gandy.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 24 November 2015, 13:00-14:00

Political Ecology of Invasive Species

UserChristian Kull (Extra Session!).

HouseSCR, St. Catherine's College .

ClockWednesday 18 November 2015, 13:00-14:00

Ph.D. Presentation (1st Year Grad Forum)

UserKaren Wong (University of Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 17 November 2015, 13:00-14:00

Where do ideas about conservation come from? The story of how a beach conversation became REDD+

UserAlbert Arhin (University of Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 10 November 2015, 13:00-14:00

The Politics of Conservation

UserBill Adams and Chris Sandbrook.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 25 November 2014, 13:00-14:00

Title to be confirmed

UserJudith Schleicher.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 11 November 2014, 13:00-14:00

Services and Slums: Rethinking Infrastructures and Provisioning across the Nexus

UserTatiana Thieme and Eszter Kovacs.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 04 November 2014, 13:00-14:00

A Natural Life: Beheading the political ecology of nature conservation

UserJose Antonio Cortes Vazquez.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 28 October 2014, 13:00-14:00

Discussion on Resilience

UserDr. Chris Sandbrook (University of Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 21 October 2014, 13:00-14:00

Political ecology of nature conservation and sustainable tourism in Chinese conservation areas

UserEric Alms (University of Zürich).

HouseHB101.

ClockTuesday 10 June 2014, 13:00-14:00

Bio-geo-graphy: landscape, dwelling and the political ecology of human-animal relations

UserDr. Maan Barua, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford .

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 27 May 2014, 13:00-14:00

Conservation in a crowded place: people and forest on Mount Elgon, Uganda

Please note that this session will take place in a different room.

UserDr. Marieke Sassen, UNEP-WCMC.

HouseHB101.

ClockTuesday 13 May 2014, 13:00-14:00

The political ecology of a customary conservation practice: understanding processes of translation and hybridisation

UserRiamsara Kuyakanon Knapp, Geography Department, University of Cambridge.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 29 April 2014, 13:00-14:00

System of Rice Intensification and the Shifting Dynamics of Gender and Labour

UserRegina Hansda, Geography Department, University of Cambridge.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 04 March 2014, 13:00-14:00

Urban political ecology of small towns in Africa and India

UserDr Tatiana Thieme, Dr Bhaskar Vira, Dr Emma Mawdsley and Dr Ivan Scales, Geography Department, University of Cambridge.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 25 February 2014, 13:00-14:00

Bhaskar Vira presents (title to be confirmed)

UserDr. Bhaskar Vira, Geography Department, University of Cambridge.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 18 February 2014, 13:00-14:00

Paul Robbins leads an Early Career Researcher Seminar

UserProfessor Paul Robbins, International Fellow from University of Wisconsin-Madison..

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 11 February 2014, 13:00-14:00

Riamsara Kuyakanon Knapp will lead a discussion on Traditional Ecological Knowledge

UserRiamsara Kuyakanon Knapp, Geography Department, University of Cambridge.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 04 February 2014, 13:00-14:00

Biofuels and Marginal Lands: Interrogating the Land Use Change Impacts of Jatropha Promotion in South India

UserDr. Jenn Baka, Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics and Political Sciences.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 28 January 2014, 13:00-14:00

Michael Bravo leads a discussion on three articles by Paul Robbins

UserDr. Michael Bravo, Scott Polar Research Institute, Geography Department, University of Cambridge .

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 21 January 2014, 13:00-14:00

Discussion on 'Environmental Humanities'

UserDr. Bhaskar Vira, Geography Department, University of Cambridge.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 03 December 2013, 13:00-14:00

Topic to be confirmed

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 26 November 2013, 13:00-14:00

Securing Insecurity: Rethinking Livelihoods, Violence, and Vulnerability in DRC's Cannabis Trade

UserDr. Ann Laudati, University of Bristol.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 19 November 2013, 13:00-14:00

Discussion session: Urban political ecology of waste

UserDr. Tatiana Thieme, Dept. of Geography, University of Cambridge.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 12 November 2013, 13:00-14:00

Topic and venue to be confirmed

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockWednesday 30 October 2013, 13:00-14:00

Assessing participatory forest management: a practice based approach

UserProfessor Bas Arts, Wageningen University.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 22 October 2013, 13:00-14:00

The Norwegian Nature Index: Challenges and Successes

UserPer Arild & Iulie Aslaksen, Statistics Norway.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 08 October 2013, 13:00-14:00

Political ecologies of the Anthropocene

Please note this session is on Wednesday 19th June

UserProfessor Bill Adams, Dept of Geography, University of Cambridge.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockWednesday 19 June 2013, 13:00-14:00

Safeguards and ‘Dangerguards’: Towards a framework for unpacking social safeguards for REDD+

UserAlbert Arhin, PhD Candidate, Dept. of Geography, University of Cambridge.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 18 June 2013, 13:00-14:00

The King Returns: Politics, culture and conservation in the Mountains of the Moon, Uganda

UserDr. Mark Infield, Director, Cultural Values and Conservation, Fauna & Flora International.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 11 June 2013, 13:00-14:00

Does Ice have Politics? The Materiality and Mobility of Frozen States

UserDr. Michael Bravo, Dept. of Geography, University of Cambridge.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 04 June 2013, 13:00-14:00

Making connections in a recently collapsed empire: when Nenets reindeer herders meet with Soviet-era settlers and mobile oil workers above oil deposits

UserRémy Rouillard, Post-doctoral Researcher, Scott Polar Research Institute.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 28 May 2013, 13:00-14:00

open discussion / roundtable

UserDiscussion session.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 07 May 2013, 13:00-14:00

What do conservationists think about markets?

UserDr. Chris Sandbrook, UNEP-WCMC, Affiliated Lecturer.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 30 April 2013, 13:00-14:00

Pollinator diversity and land sharing/sparing

UserDiscussion session.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 23 April 2013, 13:00-14:00

Tax justice for snow leopards? Tax dodging and the environment

UserJonathan Hanson, PhD candidate, Dept. Geography.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre.

ClockTuesday 12 March 2013, 13:00-14:00

John Lanchberry on the politics of the UNFCCC

UserJohn Lanchbery, RSPB.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 05 March 2013, 13:00-14:00

Discussion of MacDonald and Corson (2012) 'TEEB Begins Now'

UserReading and Discussion session.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 26 February 2013, 13:00-14:00

Bernardo Strassburg - presentation

UserBernardo Strassburg, International Institute for Sustainability (IIS), Rio de Janeiro.

HouseSir William Hardy Building, room 206.

ClockTuesday 12 February 2013, 13:00-14:00

open discussion / roundtable

UserDiscussion session.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 29 January 2013, 13:00-14:00

Conservation Scenario in India: opportunities for collaboration

UserDr. Shivaji Chavan.

HouseSeminar Room.

ClockTuesday 22 January 2013, 13:00-14:00

Int'l Land Grabbing and 'Green Grabbing: A New Appropriation of Nature?'

UserReading and Discussion session.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 04 December 2012, 13:00-14:00

Prosuming Conservation: Web 2.0, Nature and the Intensification of Value-Producing Labour in Late Capitalism

UserDr. Bram Buscher, Associate Professor of Environment and Sustainable Development at the Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, and visiting Associate Professor at the Dept. Geography, Environmental Management & Energy Studies, U. Johannesbur.

HouseHardy Bldg Rm 206, Department of Geography.

ClockWednesday 28 November 2012, 13:00-14:00

Towards a grounded and dynamic sociology of climate change adaptation

UserDr. Martin Mulligan, Associate Professor, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University, Melbourne.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 27 November 2012, 13:00-14:00

The Conservation/Agriculture Relationship in the EU: High Nature Value Areas in Hungary

UserEszter Kovacs, PhD Candidate, Dept. Geography.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 13 November 2012, 13:00-14:00

Local community participation in Wadi El-Gemel National Park

UserSalwa Elhalawani, PhD Candidate, Dept. Geography.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 06 November 2012, 13:00-14:00

Contested Forest: National Park, Local State, and Forest Owners in Postsocialist Romania

UserDr. Stefan Dorondel, Francisc I. Rainer Institute of Anthropology Bucharest & Visiting Fellow, CRASSH, University of Cambridge.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 30 October 2012, 13:00-14:00

'Nature, Inc.' and 'Grabbing "Green": Questioning the Green Economy'

UserReading and Discussion session.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 09 October 2012, 13:00-14:00

Policy making in confined spaces: the politics of exclusion in Canada's planning reform agenda

UserLindsay Galbraith, PhD Student at the Department of Geography.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 12 June 2012, 13:00-14:00

Valuing Biodiversity and Ecosystem Servicesin the Ewasu Ng'iro watershed

UserDr. Rob Small, Flora & Fauna International.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 29 May 2012, 13:00-14:00

Women, water and work - examining the role of the statecraft in irrigation management in Northern India

UserAlexandra Girard, DPhil candidate, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 22 May 2012, 13:00-14:00

Only what is counted counts? The scientific and economic representation of biodiversity

UserEsther Turnhout, Associate Professor at the Forest and Nature Conservation Policy Group, Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 15 May 2012, 13:00-14:00

Assessing discursive practices associated with Terra Preta governance in Amazonas state, Brazil

UserIsabel Melo Vasquez, Visiting student from the Forest and Nature Conservation Policy Group, Wageningen University, Netherlands.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 08 May 2012, 13:00-14:00

"Reviewing the effectiveness of ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation"

UserDr. Bhaskar Vira (Department of Geography) and others.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 13 March 2012, 13:00-14:00

The Performance of Policy in Tanzanian CBNRM: Hidden Aspects of Governance and Participatory Spaces

UserKathryn Humphries, PhD student, Department of Geography.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 06 March 2012, 13:00-14:00

Reading: Land Sparing/Land Sharing

UserDr. Chris Sandbrook, Department of Geography.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 28 February 2012, 13:00-14:00

‘Framings of scale challenges in the governance of biodiversity’

UserDr. Evangelia Apostolopoulou, Visiting Scholar from the Department of Ecology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 21 February 2012, 13:00-14:00

Reading, Jepson et al., (2011),‘What is a conservation actor?’

UserReading and Discussion session.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 07 February 2012, 13:00-14:00

Political Ecology Lunch Social

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 24 January 2012, 13:00-14:00

‘Is it conservation or development? Pilgrimage or ecotourism? Identifying the genius loci in a hidden land (sbas-yul)'

UserRiamsara Kuyakanon Knapp, PhD Student, Department of Geography.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 17 January 2012, 13:00-14:00

'The rights of nature in the Ecuadorian constitution’

UserDr. Freddy Alvarez, Visiting Scholar, Department of Geography.

HouseSeminar Room, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 29 November 2011, 13:00-14:00

‘Creating protected areas in post-conflict Cambodia’

This talk is being organised by Flora and Fauna International

UserHis Excellency Dr. Mok Mareth, Senior Minister and Minister of the Environment, Royal Government of Cambodia.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography.

ClockTuesday 22 November 2011, 17:00-18:00

‘Environmental assessment in Canada: The Mackenzie gas project'

This meeting is being organised in collaboration with the Travelling Knowledges reading group

UserDr. Peter Usher, Visiting Scholar, Department of Geography.

HouseHardy Building Room 101.

ClockWednesday 09 November 2011, 13:00-14:00

‘Political ecology: Meeting travellers along the way’

This talk is being organised by the Cambrige University Geographical Society

UserProf. Piers Blaikie, University of East Anglia.

HouseEmmanuel college.

ClockTuesday 01 November 2011, 16:00-17:00

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