The Latin American Observatory is set to engage in a series of scientific, and academic exchanges with institutions and among academics in Colombia and around the world who are focusing on the themes of water justice and peace.
The Latin American Observatory explores the notion that fostering peace is as important to sustainable development in the Amazon basin as other equally important educational initiatives for long-term social justice and ecological flourishing.
The aim of the Latin American Observatory is to fulfill two closely related challenges:
Universidad de la Amazonia
Global Humanities Projects
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Global Humanities Partners
In addition, the Universidad de la Amazonia, Colombia, is developing academic relationships with scholars, artists and academic institutions around the world, including those at Florida State University, Florida, Westminster College, Utah, and Arizona State University, Arizona.
With the growing environmental degradation of rivers and forest in the Amazonian region, which will be the initial focus of the Observatory, researchers will study the consequences of globalized modern economic practices, debates on the environmental losses and the need to prepare teachers with ecologically sound pedagogical initiatives in the region.
The River (El Río) is a documentary film by Juan Carlos Galeano. The film is a journey, both mythological and affectionate. Spectacular images bring the audience’s attention to ecological wisdom about the spiritual belief systems of Amazonians.