Lecture Series

Lecture Series

Martha and Murray Sr. Fisher Lecture and the Ecohealth and Global Health Symposium

Past Events:

Dr. Carlota Monroy Lecture on Ruralization, December 7, 2015 In this lecture Dr. Carlota Monroy will describe her team’s work with villagers in Guatamala to combat Chagas. Chagas is a parasitic disease that can affect various organs, potentially resulting in death. The parasite is transmitted to humans primarily through insects. Chagas disease is a “forgotten” disease of the poor that affects much of the rural population in Latin America. Dr. Monroy uses a community-based “ecohealth” approach to study the persistence of vector species in human dwellings. Using local technology and skills, and working with local community members (particularly women) her team addresses housing conditions to reduce exposure to insect vectors. Read More

Ecohealth and Global Health Symposium, December 8, 2015 At the Symposium panelists and participants engaged with issues of health and well-being of villagers in conservation contexts in Costa Rica, HIV prevention with Indigenous youth in Canada, public health and climate change, and pedagogy for Ecohealth and Global Health practitioners. Read More

Koerner Speaker Series in Neotropical Conservation

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Daniel Janzen lecture on Conservation of Tropical Wild Biodiversity Via Biodiversity Development: a Costa Rican example, March 31, 2017: Read YFile Article

Wade Davis Lecture on The Value of Ancient Wisdom in the Modern World, May 5, 2015: Read YFile Article

Judy Baca on the connections between Indigenous communities, land conservation, and public art, March 18, 2014: Read YFile Article

Costa Rica’s Minister of Culture and Youth, Manuel Obregón, on the relationship between culture and conservation, April 2, 2013: Read YFile Article

Lambert Lecture Series on Indigenous Peoples & Neotropical Conservation

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Professor Tirso Gonzales spoke on incorporating Andean perspectives in strategies to address climate change, biodiversity, and food security, November 26, 2014: Read YFile Article

James Love Lecture on Avian Conservation

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Screening of the award winning songbird documentary ‘The Messenger’ followed by a panel discussion, February 7, 2017: Read YFile Article

Dr. Bridget Stutchbury spoke on tropical forests and songbird migration, March 25, 2014: Read YFile Article