Vanessa Casado Pérez, Texas A&M School of Law, “Liquid Business”
April 22 12:00pm
There are plenty of unstoppable forces pushing water to be the new oil as it becomes scarcer due to climate change, population growth, and lifestyle changes. Today, in addition to traditional water rights exchanges, water markets broadly understood include large multinational conglomerates bidding for our water utilities, investment in water reu more »
Julio Alberto Ramos Pastrana, “Rules and Privatizing the Commons: Ejidos in Mexico”
April 24 12:00pm
I examine how the bargaining process to modify property rights over land affects communities’ property regimes. I look at the change from common to private property and how the contracting process through which these changes take place affects common property land privatization.
The empirical analysis uses data from the Mexican ejidos, more »
Nikki Jones, Department of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley, "The Chosen Ones: Black Men and the Politics of Redemption"
April 25 4:45pm
Nikki Jones is an associate professor in the University of California, Berkeley Department of African American Studies. Her areas of expertise include urban ethnography, race and ethnic relations and criminology and criminal justice, with a special emphasis on the intersection of race, gender, and justice. Professor Jones has published thre more »
Beth Plale is a National Science Foundation program officer working on open science, a movement to make scientific research accessible to all members of society. She is also a professor in the IU School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering.
She will discuss open science in data science from the perspectives of both funder and researche more »
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