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Episode 5: Rethinking Population in an Era of Climate Change

This PopDev interview series features scholars and activists attending the Old Maps, New Terrain meeting at Hampshire College.

Episode 5 features Awino Okech and Claudia Rivera Amarillo:

Awino Okech is an Adjunct Professor with the African Leadership Centre at Kings College, London; an editorial advisory board of Feminist Africa, a peer reviewed journal produced by the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town; an advisory board member of the African Feminist Initiative at Penn State; and a member of the African Security Sector Network, a pan-African network of scholars and policy advocates working in the area of security sector reform.

Claudia Rivera Amarillo is an Anthropologist with a B.A. from National University of Colombia and an M.A. in Social History from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She currently works at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia.

In this series, interviewees exchange critical perspectives on reproductive, environmental and climate justice, today’s population control, the relationship between people and the environment.

PopDev and co-hosts convened the Old Maps, New Terrain: Rethinking population in an era of climate change meeting at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, U.S. from May 27-29, 2016. At the meeting, participants collectively examined population in the context of climate change, conflict and shifting geopolitics.