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Notice of"Seminar Series on Rural Society and Development Studies (No. 13):ECOLOGICAL DISTRIBUTIONCONFLICTS"

Sourse: College of Humanities  Date:2017-05-17


Joan Martinez-Alier
Professor of Economics and Economic History, Researcher at the Institute for Environmental Science and Technology, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

Date: May 18, 2017, 16:30-18:30 (Thursday)

Venue: North Auditorium of Xiushan Activity Center

Language: English (with bilingual slides)

Contact:Wang Baoyi,15029983902,605342052@qq.com

Short-bio of the speaker:
Born in 1939 in Spain, Joan Martinez-Alier is a Professor of Economics and Economic History and researcher at the Institute for Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA), Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. He was a student and research fellow of St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, between 1963 and 1973, and has been a visiting professor at the State University of Campinas (Brazil), FLACSO (Ecuador), Free University of Berlin, Stanford University, University of California (Davis) and Yale University. He once served as vice-rector at UAB. He is a founding member and former-president of the International Society for Ecological Economics. He was a member (2000-08) of the scientific committee, European Environment Agency.He is the author of Labourers and Landowners in Southern Spain (1971), Haciendas, Plantations and Collective Farms (Cuba and Peru) (1977), Ecological Economics: Energy, Environment and Society (1987), Varieties of Environmentalism (with Ramachandra Guha, 1997), and The Environmentalism of the Poor: A Study of Ecological Conflicts and Valuation (2002). He is co-editor of Getting down to earth: practical applications of Ecological Economics (1996), Rethinking Environmental History: World-System History and Global Environmental Change (2007), Recent Developments in Ecological Economics (2008), and A Handbook of Ecological Economics (2015).He also serves as member of editorial board of Ecological Economics, Environmental Values, Journal of Agrarian Change, Journal of Peasant Studies.After successfully completed the Environmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities and Trade (EJOLT) project, he is currently the director of an ERC advanced grant project “ENVJUSITICE” (2016-2021). In March 2017, he was awarded Leontief Prize for his outstanding contributions to economic theorythat address contemporary realitiesand support just and sustainable societies.

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