INVASION OF THE NGOs: Nature, Territory, and Anarchy in Tanzania

From Emily Gershen ’12:

The role of NGOs in development is often assumed as a positive. But what is lost after these “developments” arrive? The rise of national parks and NGOs in Tanzania as protection for wildlife has led to the displacement and exploitation of the Maasai. Come listen and voice your thoughts about the cost of conservation and development.

Believing life is not lived within disciplines, Dr. Jones is a political ecologist who uses a transdisciplinary approach to explore the relationships between people and other elements of nature. Her interests include biodiversity conservation policy, local livelihoods, animal rights, and food justice. She has spent five years in South Africa researching the impact of protected areas on local communities. Her teaching and research interests are built on principles of collaboration, interdependence, and consensus. Dr. Jones received her Ph.D. from the University of Pretoria.

  • Date: Wednesday, December 1
  • Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Place: PAC 001
  • Cost: Free
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3 thoughts on “INVASION OF THE NGOs: Nature, Territory, and Anarchy in Tanzania

  1. Anonymous

    In the northwest so cannot make it; however would be interested in a transcript, link ….. on this lecture. ‘Thanks.

  2. Alison

    Will this event be recorded or will there be a transcript? I might not be able to make it to the lecture tonight and would like to hear it.

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