Past Event

4th Annual Conference: Climate Change, Resilience, and Environmental Justice in Latin America and the Caribbean

FridaySeptember 28, 201810:00 AM – 2:15 PM Penn | Free Event Register Here
Location
Singh Center for Nanotechnology
3205 Walnut Street
19104 Philadelphia , PA
United States
Pennsylvania US
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4th Annual Conference: September 28, 2018
with Satellite Events between September 15 - October 15

PLAC conferences promote interaction and collaboration across Penn Schools. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the projected mean warming for Latin America to the end of the century ranges from 1 to 4°C. This warming, already experienced through more frequent extreme weather events, has major social, political, economic, environmental, health, and financial implications. Join us as we aim to understand and showcase the depth and breadth of Penn engagement in the region. 

PROGRAM

9:30 - 10:00 AM  Registration and Coffee

10:00 AM  Welcome

  • Antonia Villarruel, Professor and Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursin

  • Vijay Kumar, Professor and Nemirovsky Dean of Engineering     

11:15 AM - 1:00 PM  INVITED PRESENTATIONS

11:15 AM  “100 Years of Hurricanes: Historical and Political Causes of Climate Disaster in Puerto Rico”

  • liana Pagán-Teitelbaum, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American Film, Department of Languages   and Cultures (West Chester University)

11:35 AM  “Climate Refugees”

  • Fernando Chang-Muy, Thomas O'Boyle Lecturer in Law (Penn)

11:55 AM Rebuilding Resilient Power in Puerto Rico"

  • Panel Sponsored by the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy

  • Speakers: Nicholas Pevzner, Lecturer in Department of Landscape Architecture, School of Design (Penn), Yadiel Rivera-Diaz, Senior Architectural Designer, Marvel Architects NY

  • Moderator: Angela Pachon, Research Director, Kleinman Center for Energy Policy (Penn)

12:20 PM  Break 

12:40 PM  “MRSEC-PREM an NSF sponsored collaborative between Penn and the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao, active during the last 18 years.”

  • Panelists: Idalia Ramos, Professor of Physics and Electronics (UPRH), Mark Licurse, Director of Education & Outreach, Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (Penn), Andrew McGhie, Associate Director, Emeritus, Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (Penn)

  • Moderator: Jorge Santiago-Aviles, Associate Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering (Penn)

1:00-2:10 PM  E-POSTER PRESENTATIONS

  • “Data, Displacement, and Disaster Response: Two Philadelphia Libraries Take Action in the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria.” Coral Salomon and Tania Rios Merrero

  • “Hurricane San Felipe: Death and Disaster Response in Puerto Rico, 1928-1929.” Brett Robert

  • “Urban Transportation in Mexico.” Erick Guerra

  • “Protecting Lake Atitlan and the health of its residents - Evaluating watershed impact of pour - flush latrines and watershed management in Tzununa, Guatemala.” Erica Depalma

  • “Development of Energy Storage Simple Devices, collaborative between the University of Pennsylvania and the Federal University of Parana in Brazil.” Cyro Ketzer-Saul

  • “Laboratorio para la Vida y el Ambiente (LAVA): A Community Science Model in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.” Sophia Simon

  • “The Political Economy of Amazon Deforestation Subnational Development and the Uneven Reach of the Colombian state.” Javier Revelo-Rebolledo

  • “Collaborative on the Generation of Educational Material Related to Renewable Energy Between UPenn and Universidad de la Habana, in Cuba.” Jorge Santiago-Aviles

  • “Interdisciplinary research-based training program in nano and environmental sciences: feeding the pipeline and changing perspectives on the environment at the K-16+ continuum.” Ana-Rita Mayol

  • TITLE TBD, Byron Bailey

  • TITLE TBD, Nyasha Zimunhu

2:10 PM  Closing Remarks and Acknowledgements

 

STEERING COMMITTEE

Engineering & Applied Science
Ocek Eke
Chambrel Jones
Jorge Santiago
 
Arts & Sciences
Cathy Bartch
Jere Behrman
Tulia Falleti
Mike Hanchard
Morgan Hoke
 
Center for Hispanic
Excellence: La Casa Latina
Johnny Irizarry
 
Education
Mike Johanek
 
Institute for Urban Research
Laura Barron
 
Kleinman Center for
Energy Policy
Angela Pachon
 
Law
Fernando Chang-Muy
 
Libraries
Manuel de la Cruz Gutierrez
 
Medicine
Kent Bream
Ricardo Castillo-Neyra
Michael Levy
Katya Rascovsky
 
Nursing
Nancy Biller
Antonia Villarruel
 
Penn Global/
Perry World House
William Burke-White
Amy Gadsden
LaShawn Jefferson
 
Social Policy & Practice
Azahara Palomeque