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A Blue Tide Rising in Latin America

November 10, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

A panel discussion about “The Shift Toward Defense of Water and a More Hopeful Future”

Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics, UMass Amherst; member of the WHO Council on the Economics of Health for All; member of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism.


  • Manuela Picq, Professor of International Relations at Universidad San Francisco de Quito & Senior Lecturer of Political Science at Amherst College; co-founder of the movement of water defenders Somos Agua in Ecuador.
  • Robin Broad, Professor at American University, Guggenheim Fellow, and co-author (with John Cavanagh) of the new award-winning book, The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved a Country from Corporate Greed (Beacon Press, also available in Spanish).
  • John Cavanagh, Senior Advisor, Institute for Policy Studies, and author of 12 books on the global economy.

Broad and Cavanagh’s book, The Water Defenders, will be available for sale and signing



November 10, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Gordon Hall, University of Massachusetts
418 N Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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