This presentation will be in SPANISH.
Environmental management is a multifaceted endeavor in which politics plays a major role in developing countries. Dr. Frank Moya Pons will discuss some of the more pressing issues he faced as first Minister for when he was charged with the task of creating and organizing the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources between the years 2000-2004, while implementing and enforcing a complex new Law for the Environment and Natural Resources.
Dr. Frank Moya Pons is a professional historian and well known environmentalist trained in the Dominican Republic and the United States. He holds a Ph.D. in Latin American History and Economic Development from Columbia University, where he was also a visiting professor of Latin American History for two years (1987-1999). He also taught Caribbean History at the University of Florida, in Gainesville, Fl., for three years (1985, 1999-1991). He has published more than twenty books and dozens of academic articles in US, Latin American and European journals and author-collective books. Some of his more recent books are: The Dominican Republic: A National History (2010), La Otra Historia Dominicana (2009), History of the Caribbean: Plantations, Trade and War in the Atlantic World (2007), Doctrina y Políticas de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (2004), Atlas de los Recursos Naturales de la República Dominicana (2004). He is a frequent lecturer at universities and international conferences throughout the world.