Brazil LAB Panel: “COVID-19 and Amazonia’s Future”
The Princeton University Brazil LAB will host the online panel discussion “COVID-19 and Amazonia’s Future” at 4:30 p.m. Wed., April 22. The conference will be live-streamed on YouTube and is cosponsored by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), the Program in Latin American Studies, the Center for Health and Wellbeing, and the Instituto de Estudos para Políticas de Saúde in Brazil.
Brazil LAB Director Joaõ Biehl, the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology and PEI associated faculty, will moderate a discussion featuring the following speakers:
- Marcia Castro, the Andelot Professor of Demography and chair of the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard University, who studies the social, biological and environmental risks associated with vector-borne diseases in the tropics, particularly in the Brazilian Amazon.
- Ilona Szabó, a human-rights and international studies scholar who is co-founder and executive director of Igarapé, a leading think-and-do-tank on security, climate and development issues in the Global South.
- Pedro Vasconcelos, professor of pathology at Pará State University and director of Brazil’s National Institute of Science and Technology for Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers at the Evandro Chagas Institute. Vasconcelos studies arboviruses and hantaviruses in the Pan-Amazonian region, and is president of the Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine.
- Beto Veríssimo, senior researcher and co-founder of Imazon (Amazon Institute of People and Environment), who is currently leading Amazônia 2030, a project exploring conservation and economic leapfrogging initiatives for the region.