Professor Craig Colten traveled to Florianopolis, Brazil during the Thanksgiving break to address the Third International Workshop on Environmental History. He discussed his research on community resilience to a group of scholars from Brazil, Columbia, Argentina, Portugal, and the U.S.
This was his second time participating in this forum. Colten’s presentation, “Lessons Learned, Lessons Lost: Sustaining Resilience Between Disasters in Louisiana,” examined the content of “lessons learned” reports after various hurricanes and oil spills and then traced how effectively public agencies perpetuated the corrections in their preparations and responses.
The conference was hosted by the Centre for Environmental Studies, Department of Geography, Centre for Humanities and Education at the State University of Santa Catarina and partially funded by the Rachel Carson Center in Munich, Germany.