International Affairs will be offering the popular IA 330 Global Extraction and Resistance Course this spring coming spring semester. It’s not too late to register! Open spots are available for the course.
This course will examine the intersecting regimes of global extraction, from rare-earth metals to mahogany, to archaeological artifacts. With an attention to the effects of colonialism and its ongoing aftermaths, the course will investigate our dependence on non-renewable resources, interrogate how institutions divide land and people, and research how social movements, from Maya Land Rights to Indigenous self determination, are seeking to transform extractive economies.