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Climate, Environment, and Elections in Latin America: Can Citizens Make a Difference?

Apr 14, 2014, 12:00pm - 2:00pm


The Center for Latin American Studies, The Mershon Center, the Department of Geography and the School of Environment and Natural Resources welcomes Mónica Araya, Costa Rica Limpi, who will present Climate, Environment, and Elections in Latin America: ¿Can Citizens Make a Difference?

Dr. Mónica Araya, Founder and Executive Director of Costa Rica Limpia and former lead climate negotiator for Costa Rica, will speak about the silence on environment and climate issues in recent elections in her country and in other parts of Latin America. She will discuss the pivotal role that citizen action plays in forcing politicians and the media to address environmental and climate issues as part of a broader agenda that challenges the notion of politics as usual.
Lunch will be provided by Azteca Catering. To participate in lunch, please go to the following link to sign up

Dr. Araya, who received her PhD from Yale University, is a Costa Rican expert in low-carbon strategies with a record that spans 20 years of local and international work. She seeks a new consensus that shifts capital toward people, natural capital and clean infrastructure for the XXIst century. More information about Dr. Araya and her work can be found at: and

When: Monday, April 14, noon-2 pm
Where: The Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Ave.