Coca at the Crossroads: A Systemic Assessment of the Environmental, Social, and Policy Dimensions of Andean Coca

Stony Brook, NY

Stony Brook University
Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center
Social & Behavioral Sciences Bldg., Room N318


1:30 Paul Gootenberg, Stony Brook University - Introductory remarks
1:45 Dolors Armenteras & Nelly Rodriguez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Have the illicit crops changed our tropical landscapes? An overlook of the land use dynamics in NWAmazonia.
2:15 Diana Bocarejo, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia - Alternative approaches to forced eradication: State formation, Sovereignty, and Legal Subjects.
2:45 Adriana Bejarano, University of South Carolina - The hidden environmental costs of illicit crop cultivation in Colombia: an overview.
3:15 Daniel M. Rico, University of Maryland - The paradox of coca cultivation on the Colombian Pacific Coast:More Efforts and More Coca?
3:45 coffee break
4:00 Jennifer S. Holmes, Denis J. Dean, University of Texas at Dallas & Liliana M. Dávalos, Stony Brook University - The geographical signature of aerial eradication: how effective has the eradication program been?
4:30 H. Leonardo Correa, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Colombia -The coca growing region: Change and stability.
5:00 Maria-Clara Torres, Stony Brook University - Coca and state formation in Putumayo (Colombia).
5:30 Liliana M. Dávalos - Concluding remarks
5:45 reception