CONFERENCES & SEMINARS
Mining and Community Rights: Does Consulta Previa Promise Peace or Conflict?
Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold
680 Park Avenue (Northwest Corner of 68th Street)
New York, NY
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Registration: 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Panel and Discussion: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Reception: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How can we foster greater dialogue between civil society, government and the private sector over natural resource extraction in the hemisphere? Join Americas Quarterly and Americas Society/Council of the Americas for a June 5 panel discussion focused on the issue of community relations and extractive investments and activities. The panel will bring together a group of academic, policy and business experts to discuss efforts and new developments to improve the framework for the process and practice of community consultation (consulta previa) in cases of natural resource investment.
-Rachel Davis, Managing Director, Shift
-Emily Greenspan, Senior Policy Advisor, Oxfam America
-Robert Thompson, Lawyer and Policy Advisor to the Peruvian Superintendent of Banks, Insurance Companies and Pension Funds
*Additional panelists to be confirmed
Registration Fee: Complimentary for AS* and COA Members**; $10.00 for all other AS Members and Non-Members. $10.00 fee can be applied to a Winter 2013 issue of Americas Quarterly.
Prior registration is required.
*AS Members at the $250 Sustaining Level and above.
**Academics, students, diplomats and individuals from non-profit organizations will also receive complimentary registration.
Contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at email@example.com to register.
Event Information: Mari Hayman | firstname.lastname@example.org | 1-212-277-8390 or Wilda Escarfuller | email@example.com | 1-212-277-8387
Press Inquiries: Adriana La Rotta | firstname.lastname@example.org | 1-212-277-8384
Cancellation: Please contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at email@example.com before 3:00pm on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
Read more about consulta previa in the Winter 2013 issue of Americas Quarterly, “Natural Resource Extraction in Latin America.”