How are people responding to both new and old forms of energy development? What type of collective action is occurring in the places and by the people most impacted by resource extraction? This panel will explore these questions as they relate to coal mining in Argentina, fracking in Texas, and lithium extraction in Bolivia. The panel includes Adam Briggle, University of North Texas philosophy professor and author of “A Field Philosopher’s Guide to Fracking”: Nate Freiburger, University of Kansas sociology professor who is working on a book about lithium in Bolivia; Donna DeCesare, University of Texas journalism professor currently working on photo-documentation of environmental suffering in in Ecuador, Peru, and Argentina; and moderator Javier Auyero, UT sociology professor.
The event is sponsored by the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies. Lunch provided. More information online.
Location: University of Texas, Glickman Conference Center, Liberal Arts Building (CLA 1.302B), Austin