The Global Garbage Crisis and Women's Activism in Coastal Yucatan

Ann-Marie Hanson to deliver the Annual McGill Lecture

What: Anne-Marie Hanson, Patricia C. and Charles H. McGill III ’63 Visiting Assistant Professor of International Studies, will deliver the annual McGill Lecture in International Studies on “No Time to Waste: The Global Garbage Crisis and Women’s Activism in Coastal Yucatan.” The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception, to be held in the Academic Club in Hamlin Hall, will follow the lecture.

When: Tuesday, March 25 at 4:30 p.m.

Where: McCook Auditorium on the Trinity campus, 300 Summit Street, Hartford.

Background: Hanson’s training is in human-environment geography and critical development studies. She earned her Ph.D. in geography and master’s degree in Latin American studies from the University of Arizona and her B.A. in anthropology and Spanish from Luther College. Her primary objective as a scholar is to increase understanding of political-ecological processes and to share he knowledge with others.

As a researcher, her work has focused on sustainable development politics as they relate to marginal communities, conservation practice, and the production of natural and urban environments. Her current research addressed the expectations of development associated with garbage in places where cities and protected conservation areas overlap on the coast of Yucatan, Mexico.

The McGill International Studies Fund was established in 1996 with a gift from Patricia C. and Charles H. McGill III ’63. The gift helped secure a matching grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The income from the fund supports the appointment of visiting humanities scholars, primarily international scholars, in the academic areas of international studies that include African studies, Asian studies, Latin American studies, Middle Eastern studies, global studies, and Russian and Eurasian studies.

Charles McGill is a nationally recognized expert in mergers and acquisitions, and corporate strategic planning and restructuring, with significant experience in consumer products, restaurant and food service, and information services. McGill is the founding partner of Sagamore Partners, an acquisitions adviser. Previously, he was a senior executive of Fortune Brands, Dun & Bradstreet, and the Pillsbury Company. McGill is a former member of the Trinity College Board of Trustees and its Board of Fellows. He received the College’s Alumni Medal of Excellence in 1993. The McGills are the parents of a ’94 Trinity graduate.

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