Gustavo Oliveira – “Green Grabbing, Deregulation, and Financialization of Agribusiness in Brazil”

Gustavo Oliveira is an assistant professor of international studies at the University of California, Irvine.In the Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado, legal requirements for environmental protection are being manipulated to legitimate agribusiness expansion and justify the forced displacement of indigenous and peasant communities. Drawing on fieldwork among farmers, commodity traders, regulators, activists, and investors, Oliveira explores the implications of these “green” land grabs for global agricultural production, human rights, and ecological transformation.At 10a.m. Sept. 17 in Room 117 of Candler Hall, Oliveira will participate in a discussion with UGA graduate students on “Collaborating with Social Movements/NGOs and Conducting Politically-Sensitive Research.” All who attend will have the chance to chat and discuss important issues regarding legal requirements for environmental protection in the Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado. All grad students are welcome, and coffee and bagels will be provided. Please RSVP to gthaler@uga.edu.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 7:00am

Zell B. Miller Learning Center, 153
48 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30602

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