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The Future of Waste (Joint Area Centers Symposium, March 1-2)

Date Mar 2, 2013
Time 9:30 am  

Illini Union, Room 314A




ADM, Anthropology, Center for African Studies, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, Center for Global Studies, Center for International Business and Education Research, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, European Union Center, Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, Russian, East European and Eurasian Center, Sociology, SDEP


Alejandra Seufferheld and Jeffrey Friedman

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Friday, March 1


Screening: Waste Land


Keynote: Waste Governance: Can Less be More? Harnessing the Power of the Informal Sector in Malé, Maldives, and Guangzhou, China

Martin Medina Sr. (International Relations Specialist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Washington, DC.)

Saturday, March 2


Theories and Practices of Waste 

Economies of Recycling
  Catherine Alexander (Anthropology, University of Durham, UK )

Enviroblogging: Making Green Space in the Virtual World
  Stephanie Foote (English and Gender Studies, UIUC)


The Diversity of Waste

The Politics of Expertise: The Global Future of Nuclear Waste
 Nicky Gregson (Geography, University of Durham, UK)

Nuclear Waste Disposal: Public Engagement but Global Disengagement?
  Darrin Durant (Science and Technology Studies, York University)

Purification or Profit-- Sewage Recycling and the Contradictions of Sludge
  Daniel Schneider (Urban and Regional Planning, UIUC)


Screening: Garbage Dream, by Mail Iskander


The Future of Food Waste

The Food Not Eaten  
Jonathan Bloom

Freeganism as an Alternative to a Wasteful System
  Janet Kalish (, New York City)

Respect and Humiliation: Mopan Conceptions of Food Waste in San Jose, Belize
  Michelle Schmidt (Sociology, UIUC)


Roundtable Discussion: Food Loss or Food Waste?

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