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Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Hosts: "Global Environmental Justice Inaugural Conference"

In 2019, the inaugural Global Environmental Justice Conference at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, supported by the The Graciela Chichilnisky Environmental Fund in Honor of Natasha Chichilnisky-Heal, will explore pressing topics including extractive industries and human rights, environmental governance, adaptation in response to climate change, and engaging with multiple knowledge systems. To produce a rich and stimulating dialogue and foster emerging scholarship, we will be breaking many of the standard norms of academic conferences. In order to more fully explore the relationship of scholarship and the practice of environmental management, we welcome participation from across disciplines; including anthropology, climate science, epidemiology, geography, sociology, history, and others.

Future iterations of this conference will include more presentations by leading scholars in the field, but in this inaugural year, it is our intention to focus on emerging scholars in honor of the intellectual legacy and memory of Natasha Chichilnisky-Heal, a young scholar concerned with natural resource management and global environmental inequities. Natasha was a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Yale University, studying with Susan Rose-Ackerman.

We will combine a poster session for graduate students, postdocs, and practitioners with interdisciplinary graduate student and postdoc panels and a keynote speaker. An award of $2500 will be made to the most provocative and stimulating paper.


  • Clark University

    Morgan Ruelle, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Environmental Science & Policy, International Development, Community & Environment

    Lauren Baker, PhD
    Senior Policy Analyst and Inclusive Development and Environment Advisor Office of Policy
  • Clark University

    Cynthia Caron, PhD
    Associate Professor of International Development, Community and Environment


Host Organization

School of Forestry and Environmental Studies




Conferences and Symposia
Nov 201915Friday
8:30 AM6:00 PM
Kroon Hall195 Prospect StreetNew Haven, CT