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Conflict Management In the Quest for Sustainable Development;
An Address by the President of The World Conservation Union Yolanda Kakabadse
Washington, DC - September 11, 2000 – Yolanda Kakabadse, president of The World Conservation Union and former minister of the environment for the Republic of Ecuador, will deliver the annual Robert C. Barnard Environmental Lecture of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) on Thursday, September 14. In her talk, “Sustainable Development: Managing Conflict,” Ms. Kakabadse will discuss cultural differences as a source of conflict and an impediment to sustainable development in Latin America.
A dynamic speaker, Ms. Kakabadse is a native of Ecuador, who founded the Fundación Futoro Latinoamericano in 1993. From August 1998 until January 2000, she served as Ecuador’s minister of the environment. Ms. Kakabadse also is a member of the board of directors of the World Resources Institute and the board of trustees of the Ford Foundation. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Global 500 Award of the United Nations Environment Program.
WHAT: “Sustainable Development; Managing Conflict,” The Robert C. Barnard Environmental Lecture by Yolanda Kakabadse.
WHEN: 4 p.m., Thursday, September 14, 2000.
WHERE: AAAS Auditorium, 1200 New York Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20005.
The Robert C. Barnard Environmental Lecture provides an annual forum for an outstanding speaker to address current environmental issues. The lectureship is endowed by the international law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton to honor Mr. Barnard, counsel to the firm, for his contributions to environmental and public health law. The lecture is delivered during the orientation program for the incoming class of AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows, in recognition of Mr. Barnard’s long-time service as a member of the selection committee for the AAAS Environmental Fellowship Program. He believes strongly in the value of bringing good science to bear on government decision making. The fellowship program serves that purpose by providing a cadre of post-doctoral to mid-career scientists, who serve at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in a program that is now 20 years old.
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