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October 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Global Solidarities Lecture Series | The Human Right to Water, Oct. 25

Leila Harris, portrait

Dr. Leila Harris

The Global Solidarities Lecture Series presents a public lecture by Dr. Leila Harris title “Narrating, Implementing, and Resisting the Human Right to Water” on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Scripps 111.

Harris is an Associate Professor at the Institute on Resources Environment and Sustainability and in the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia. She also serves as Co-Director for UBC’s Program on Water Governance.

Harris’s current research focuses on the intersection of environmental issues and inequality / social difference, water governance shifts, in addition to a range of water governance challenges important for the Canadian context (e.g., First Nations water governance). Her current projects include a SSHRC-funded project on everyday access and governance of water in underserved areas of Cape Town, South Africa and Accra, Ghana. She is also principal investigator for the SSHRC funded International WaTERS Research and Training Network focused on water governance, equity and resilience in the global South.

Harris has published in Antipode, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Political Geography, and World Development, among others. She is co-editor of Contemporary Water Governance in the Global South: Scarcity, Marketization, and Participation (Routledge, 2015).

The Global Solidarities Lecture Series is organized by Cutler Scholars in partnership with the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and the Middle East & North Africa Studies at Ohio University. Co-sponsors include the OHIO War & Peace Studies Program, the Center for Law, Justice, and Culture, the Institute for Applied and Professional Ethics, the LGBTQ Center, and the Geography Department.

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