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Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Uris Hall, G08
A. Peter Castro is an applied cultural anthropologist with research interests in rural development planning, natural resource management (especially community forestry), agriculture, conflict management, rural socioeconomic change, and the history of applied anthropology. He has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His fieldwork experience has been mostly in East Africa – Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia. In 2012, he co-edited Climate Change and Threatened Communities: Vulnerability, Capacity and Action (Practical Action Publishing), also contributing case studies from highland Ethiopia and Darfur, Sudan. Recently Castro has collaborated with the Near East Foundation on early recovery projects in Darfur and on climate change and social conflict in Mali. His past work with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on natural resource conflict resulted in publications such as Negotiation and Mediation Techniques for Natural Resource Management: Case Studies and Lessons Learned (with Antonia Engel, 2007), and Natural Resource Conflict Management Case Studies: An Analysis of Power, Participation and Protected Areas (with Erik Nielsen, 2003). His other publications include Facing Kirinyaga: A Social History of Forest Commons in Southern Mount Kenya (Practical Action Publishing, 1995). He is an Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.