"Chevron vs. the Amazon”

The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) and the Embassy of Ecuador in Australia invites you to the lecture:

"Chevron vs. the Amazon”

Associate Professor, Dr John Minns, Politics and International Relations at the ANU

Thursday 28 September 2017 6.30 – 8.00pm, followed by light refreshments
The Haydon-Allen Lecture Theatre (The Tank), Haydon-Allen Building # 22, ANU

In June this year the US Supreme Court ruled in favour of the oil company Chevron and against 30,000 Ecuadorians who claimed that Texaco – later acquired by Chevron - had caused massive environmental damage in oil production between the early 1970s and 1993 in the Lago Agrio field in north-east Ecuador. The Ecuadorians have argued since then that the attempt to clean-up the oil fields had been unsuccessful and that many in the region had suffered major health problems as a result.

This talk looks at the legacy of oil production in the region and examines the political economy of oil in Ecuador, the environmental problems frequently caused and the difficulties raised by asymmetrical power relations between developing countries and first-world corporations.

About the speaker:
Dr John Minns is Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations at the ANU. He is a former Director of the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies and a former President of the Association of Iberian and Latin American Studies of Australasia. He has won many awards for teaching and public policy including the Prime Minister’s Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year. In 2017 he was appointed an ANU Distinguished Educator. He is engaged in research on the political economy of oil in Ecuador.

This lecture is free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

 

 

Date & time

6.30pm 28 September 2017

Location

The Haydon-Allen Lecture Theatre (The Tank), Haydon-Allen Building # 22, ANU

Contacts

claudia villegas
61254697

Updated:  23 October, 2017/Responsible Officer:  College Dean/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications