Author and educator, Prakash Kashwan, will discuss his book Democracy in the Woods Environmental Conservation and Social Justice in India, Tanzania, and Mexico. He will discuss how societies negotiate the apparently competing agendas of environmental protection and social justice and why some countries perform much better than others on this front by examining land rights conflicts and the fate of forest-dependent peasants in the context of the different forest property regimes in India, Tanzania, and Mexico. Prakash Kashwan is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. Co-sponsored by MPL and Joshua’s Trust, this program on will build on international experiences to draw lessons for environmental action here in the United States and in other developed countries.
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