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“Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event
The Caribbean has undergone serious social, environmental and economic changes since the advent of colonization. What kind of society, consumption patterns, political organization or economic model should be adopted to build a more sustainable future in the Caribbean? History shows that today’s situation is not a consequence of a linear evolution, however; we can take lessons from the environmental history of this region that give us hope for more affordable alternatives to the regional patterns and their heavy social and environmental costs through the ages.
Reinaldo Funes Monzote currently works at the History Department at the University of Havana and in the Antonio Nunez Jimenez Foundation in Havana. Visiting professor in the Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies at the MacMillan Center, Yale University, between 2015 and 2019. Reinaldo does research in Cuban and Caribbean Environmental History, History of Science and the History of geographical ideas and projects of geoengineering in Cuba. This include topics as the environmental impact of sugar cane, livestock economies and animal protein policies in Cuba. Their most recent publications are ‘Stefania Gallini, ed. Semillas de Historia Ambiental’, and ‘The Greater Caribbean and the Transformation of Tropicality’, in A Living Past. Environmental Histories of Modern Latin America, 2018.