Dams and Displacement – Program

Venue: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street, Providence, RI 02912

2:30 PM – Registration with coffee service

3:00-3:15 PM – Introduction by Vikramaditya Thakur, 2016-17 Mellon Sawyer Postdoctoral Research Associate Overseeing the Series on Displacement and the Making of the Modern World, Brown University

3:15-3:55 PM – Keynote speaker: Dolores KoenigProfessor of Anthropology, Dept. of Anthropology, American University, Washington, DC

“Issues in Development-caused Forced Relocation: The Manantali Dam Thirty Years after Resettlement”

3:55-4:35 PM – Vincent Roquet, Senior Social Development Specialist, Global Programs Unit, World Bank, Washington DC

“Integrating Social Issues into Hydropower Project Planning: Lessons from Rusumo Fall Project, Rwanda and Tanzania, and La Grande Project, North Quebec

4:35-4:50 PM Break

4:55-5:30 PM – Joy A. Bilharz, Professor of Anthropology, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, State University of New York College at Fredonia

“It’s Still Our Home; It’s Just That We Don’t Live Here Anymore: The Forced Relocation of Allegany Senecas Due to the Kinzua Dam in Pennsylvania”

5:30-6:05 PM – Heather Randell, Postdoctoral Fellow, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), University of Maryland, Annapolis, MD

“Development, Dams, and Displacement in the Amazon: The Case of Brazil’s Belo Monte Hydroelectric Complex”

6:05-7:00 PM  Question and Answer Session
7:30-9:00 PM Dinner for Speakers and Invited Guests, Brown Faculty Club, One Magee Street, Providence, RI

Mellon Sawyer Seminar

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