An international symposium in honour of the work of Prof. Dr. Gerard Persoon on the occasion of his retirement from Leiden University.
The international symposium in honour of the work of retiring Professor Dr. Gerard Persoon, who held the IIAS Chair Environment and Development at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, will take place on October 23, 2017, at the Ethnological Museum in Leiden.
The symposium will consist of a series of presentations on the interdisciplinary theme of Indigenous Peoples and Natural Resource Management by scholars from the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Cameroon and the Netherlands, and will be closed by a lecture by Prof. Gerard Persoon himself (see the tentative program below).
Please register for the symposium by sending an email to the secretariat of the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology (firstname.lastname@example.org) specifying your name and affiliation. As seats are limited, be advised to register early.
Opening remarks by Prof. Dr. Cristina Grasseni (Scientific Director of the Insitute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Leiden University)
Title: Indigenous Community Conservation in the Philippines
Title: Promoting Indigenous Peoples Rights in the Philippines: Policy implementation and onsite field realities
Title: Does ownership matter? Resource rights in the Philippines and Solomon Islands.
Title: Hunters-gatherers and best practices in forestry industry. The case of the Baka of South East Cameroon
Title: Nomadic Pastoralism in Far North Cameroon: A response to environmental pressures rather than a cultural trait
Title: A new hope for nature conservation: Indigenous movements in natural resource management and participatory approaches to biodiversity conservation on the Mentawai Islands of Indonesia
Title: Indigenous Peoples: Local impact of international rights