Welcome to the WGELA Website!

Mission Statement:
The Working Group seeks to promote a rich comprehension of environmental issues salient within Latin America. Though based out of Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, WGELA’s membership extends to students from UNC, and NC-state to facilitate cross triangle collaboration on these issues.

Working Group Objectives for the 2010-2011 Year

  • Foster a dialogue concerning critical environmental issues affecting Latin America
  • Improve the understanding of the social, historical, political, and cultural contexts in which these environmental issues are embedded
  • Build capacity amongst an interdisciplinary and cross institutional group of individuals to address and conduct research on Latin American issues
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