Event Title

Corporate Presence in Trinidad and Tobago: The Stories of Protest Media

Presenter Information

Melissa Elie

Location

Science Center, A262

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

4-27-2012 4:00 PM

End Date

4-27-2012 5:00 PM

Abstract

In the mid-20th century, through the work of foreign corporations, oil and natural gas began to dominate the economy of Trinidad and Tobago. This research explores the activities of BP and Alcoa from the standpoints of the corporations themselves and citizen protestors, respectively, and analyzes the stakes of each party in relation to the notions of empire, neoliberalism, and sustainable development.

Notes

Session III, Panel 5: Managing Natural Resources: Case Studies in Scarcity and Abudance
Moderator: Carl McDaniel, Visiting Professor of Environmental Studies

Major

Comparative American Studies

Advisor(s)

Gina Perez, Comparative American Studies

Project Mentor(s)

Steven Volk, History; Latin American Studies

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Apr 27th, 4:00 PM Apr 27th, 5:00 PM

Corporate Presence in Trinidad and Tobago: The Stories of Protest Media

Science Center, A262

In the mid-20th century, through the work of foreign corporations, oil and natural gas began to dominate the economy of Trinidad and Tobago. This research explores the activities of BP and Alcoa from the standpoints of the corporations themselves and citizen protestors, respectively, and analyzes the stakes of each party in relation to the notions of empire, neoliberalism, and sustainable development.