Watering the Revolution: An Environmental and Technological History of Agrarian Reform in Mexico

WhenFebruary 20, 2018 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM
WhereSocial Science Research, Room 224
Contact InformationKatz Center for Mexican Studies
DescriptionMexican Studies Seminar | Winter 2018

Watering the Revolution: An Environmental and Technological History of Agrarian Reform in Mexico

Featuring
Mikael Wolfe
Assistant Professor of History
Stanford University

Professor Mikael Wolfe of Stanford University will give a talk about his recent book, which re-examines Mexican agrarian reform—Latin America’s largest and most extensive—through an environmental and technological history of water management in the emblematic Laguna region. By uncovering the varied motivations behind the Mexican government’s decision to use invasive technologies despite knowing they were unsustainable, the book tells a cautionary tale of the long-term consequences of short-sighted development policies.

Lunch will be provided for those who register in advance.
More information: 773.834.1987
mexicanstudies@uchicago.edu
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