Apr 22, 2020, 4:30 pm4:30 pm
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Event Description

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A conversation with Marcia Castro, Ilona Szabó, Pedro Vasconcelos & Beto Veríssimo. Moderator: João Biehl.

Marcia Castro is Andelot Professor of Demography and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In her research, Castro explores the social, biological, and environmental risks associated with vector-borne diseases in the tropics, particularly in the Brazilian Amazon.

Ilona Szabó is a human rights and international studies scholar. A globally recognized civic entrepreneur, Szabó is the co-founder and executive-director of Igarapé, a leading think-and-do-tank on security, climate, and development issues in the Global South. She is the author of Drugs: The Untold Stories and Public Security to Change the Game.

Pedro Vasconcelos is Professor of Pathology at the Pará State University and Director of Brazil’s National Institute of Science and Technology for Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers at the Evandro Chagas Institute. A Member of the Brazilian Academy of Science, Vasconcelos studies arboviruses and hantaviruses in the Pan-Amazonian region. He is also the President of the Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine.

Beto Veríssimo is senior researcher at Imazon, a nonprofit based in the Brazilian Amazon that he co-founded in 1990. A Brazil LAB Affiliate Scholar and co-founder of the Amazon Center for Entrepreneurship, Veríssimo is currently leading the project Amazônia 2030, which explores conservation and economic leapfrogging initiatives for the region.

João Biehl is Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology, Director of the Brazil LAB, and Co-Director of the Global Health Program at Princeton University.

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