Video: Importance of Indigenous Communities in Fighting Climate Change

Manuela L. Picq, professor of International Relations at Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Manuela L. Picq, Kenneth Roemer Lecture presenter. (Photo provided)

On April 14, SUNY Geneseo hosted the Kenneth Roemer Lecture on World Affairs featuring Manuela L. Picq, a professor of international relations at Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, who spoke on the topic of "Water Defenders: Why indigenous peoples, especially women, are at the frontlines of climate solutions.”

In addition to her professor role, Picq is the Loewenstein Fellow in the Departments of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies and Political Science at Amherst College in Massachusetts and has held research positions at Freie Universität Berlin, the Institute for Advanced Study, and the Woodrow Wilson Center. Her approach to international relations focuses on indigenous peoples, nature and extractive politics, and gender and sexuality in Latin America and collaborates with indigenous organizations in Ecuador and Guatemala.

Watch the recorded Zoom lecture:


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