Beto Veríssimo, a senior researcher at Amazon-based NGO Imazon, an NGO think-and-do-tank based in the Brazilian Amazon that he co-founded in 1990. He was trained in Agricultural Engineering at the Federal Rural University of the Brazilian Amazon and earned a Masters in Ecology at Pennsylvania State University. Veríssimo has published more than 170 scientific and technical articles and 25 books on conservation, natural resources management, and public policies. Over the years, Veríssimo has developed multiple strategies and partnerships to reduce the level of deforestation and degradation of the Brazilian Amazon. He has led efforts to create over 25 million hectares of conservation units in the Brazilian Amazon, and supported forest management for more than 7 million hectares. One of Brazil’s most influential environment leaders, Veríssimo has received numerous international honors, including the Skoll Foundation Award for Social Entrepreneurship.
Jennifer A. Widner is Professor of Politics and International Affairs and the Director of the Innovations for Successful Societies Program at the Woodrow Wilson School.
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Co-sponsored by the Princeton Environmental Institute, the Program in Latin American Studies, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Department of Anthropology.