Indigenous Peoples and the New Globalization

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Transnational development and the ruthless elimination of indigenous communities in present day Bolivia

Discussion with
Ricardo Calla Ortega

Professor and Anthropologist
Former Minister of Indigenous and Native Peoples Affairs in Bolivia.

Ricardo Calla has been working for 26 years on issues related to the rights and needs of indigenous peoples and peasant communities, poor rural and urban populations, and to the environmental impacts of development programs in the Andean region. He has a long standing academic career, having led field work research and undergraduate and postgraduate courses at different public and private universities in Bolivia and Latin America. He has published books, maps and articles, on Andean ethnology and ecology. In the early 1990s, he initiated the area of Andean and Amazonian anthropology studies within the FLACSO program in Latin America and was the founder of the Universidad de la Cordillera, Bolivia.

After the seminar dinner will be held at 6.15pm at The Faculty House (Please check the notice board upon arrival at Faculty House)

If you are joining us for dinner, please RSVP by Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 with your attendance and any special dietary requests. (RSVP to Amanda Earl,

Please note that the University Seminar does not cover dinner expenses for members. University Seminars only accepts personal checks for dinner payment. Checks should be made payable to “Columbia University”. Please indicate “seminar number 771” and “dinner” on the memo line. Payment will be collected from members at the dinner. The dinner is $30/person.

Amanda Earl, Rapporteur,