A Seminar with Stuart Kirsch

  • 2/8/2013 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Location: Adams Hall, Room 312 (Soc/Anth Room)
  • Event Type: Seminar

A Seminar with Stuart KirschStudents and faculty are invited to join a discussion with professor of Anthropology Dr. Stuart Kirsch.

Professor Kirsch has consulted widely on indigenous rights and environmental issues, including work on mining and property rights in the Solomon Islands, compensation for damages caused by nuclear weapons testing in the Marshall Islands, and conservation and development in the Lakekamu River Basin of Papua New Guinea. From 2000-2002, Kirsch was a participant in a collaborative research project on cultural property rights at the University of Cambridge. He was recently funded by ESRC-SSRC to provide a comparative perspective on a joint research project on mining conflicts in Latin America. He is the sponsor of a collaborative research project on mining and corporate social responsibility with several graduate and post-doctoral students. Kirsch also collaborates with Amerindian communities in Suriname on the impact of bauxite mining and a court case on indigenous land rights.

Professor Kirsch received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 and taught at Mount Holyoke College before coming to the University of Michigan in 1995.