On Thursday, April 5th, 2018, the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS) organizes a festive network event in CREA in Amsterdam. The event is devoted to the annual award for the best thesis written on Latin American or the Caribbeanat a Dutch university in the academic year 2016-2017. The nominated master students will all give a short presentation on their thesis, after which the jury will award the prize for best thesis and the best presentation.
The program will start at 5pm with the screening of Wild Wealth, a short film by National Geographic and the International Development Bank on biodiversity in Latin America and the Caribbean. The film will be introduced by environmental anthropologist Fabio De Castro (CEDLA), who will briefly address the multiple images and discourses built around ‘nature’ and ‘conservation’ in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the implications of these contrasting meanings and narratives for the struggles over environmental justice in the region. After the ceremony, from 7pm onwards, there will be drinks and bites in the bar of CREA. Entrance is free.