Fall 2021 Conflict Series: The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved a Country from Corporate Greed

Co-presented by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU Law School, the Center for Global Affairs at NYU's School for Professional Studies, The Program in International Relations at NYU's GSAS, the Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights, and the Office of International Programs at NYU Wagner

12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
October 05, 2021
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Each Tuesday, the Conflict, Security, and Development Series will examine new research, discuss creative policy approaches, and highlight recent innovations in responding to the challenges of security and development in conflict and post-conflict situations.

In The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved A Country from Corporate Greed Dr. Robin Broad, Professor, International Development at the School of International Service, American University, and John Cavanagh tell the harrowing, inspiring saga of El Salvador’s fight – and historic victories both in El Salvador and at a tribunal in the World Bank Group – to save their water, and their communities from global mining corporations. Coauthor Prof. Broad will share this tale and the lessons about how those concerned with environmental justice, public health, and democracy can work to transform the political and economic structures that have impoverished and disenfranchised communities


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Conflict Series