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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

 

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From: Professor Alison Griffiths, Department of Communication Studies, Faculty Fellow in Global Strategies

Weissman Global Seminar 

Please join us for the next Weissman Global Seminar featuring

 

Professor Allison Hahn, Department of Communication Studies

 Conserving Culture, Pastures, and Wildlife in an age of Land Scarcity

 

Tuesday, March 28, 12:30-1:30 p.m., NVC 8-210

Light refreshments served

This talk examines global trends and local particularities of conflicts over land use and ownership. My focus is on communities that have traditionally moved across wide swaths of land with their herds, but have been confined too much smaller spaces due to land division and development. Specifically, I examine three contemporary case studies: Maasai herder access to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, the Mongolian herder’s case against Oyu Tolgoi mines, and the Standing Rock Sioux’s protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline in the US. From these case studies, I seek to understand the ways that pastoralists, ranchers, and conservationists establish land claims, appeal to national legislatures, and utilize new media to align with with international advocates, all in an attempt to restore and retain traditional and treaty access to community lands.

Allison Hahn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Baruch College, City University of New York. She was a Fulbright Research Fellow at the National University of Mongolia, and holds a Masters of International Development (MID) in Development Planning and Environmental Sustainability and a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Pittsburgh. Allison’s research investigates the argumentation, protest strategies, and media used in environmental controversies by pastoral-nomadic communities.

Alison Griffiths Ph.D.
Professor
Faculty Fellow in Global Strategies
Weissman School of Arts and Sciences
Baruch College, The City University of New York
1 Bernard Baruch Way
Box B8-250
New York, NY 10010-5585
USA
TEL:  646 312 3730
FAX:  646 312 3721 
EMAIL:  alison.griffiths@baruch.cuny.edu
http://www.alisongriffiths.org
http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/wsas/academics/communication/agriffiths.htm