Date(s) - 02/20/18
12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
Social Science Research
University of Chicago
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:30–1:50 p.m.
Mexican Studies Seminar | Winter 2018
Watering the Revolution: An Environmental and Technological History of Agrarian Reform in Mexico
Assistant Professor of History
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