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Environmental Governance and the Anthropocene

Bertrand Laurent, January 18, 2022 Since Andrew Revkin, the renowned environmental journalist, introduced the concept of an Anthropocene Epoch in 1992, it has been under healthy debate among geologists, environmentalists, and biologists. The Anthropocene is a period of time defined … Continue reading

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Unattached Urban Youth in Haiti and Jamaica

There’s a great deal of misunderstanding, especially among foreigners, about the difference between #gangs and #krews in Jamaica and the difference between gangs and #baz in Haiti. The two groups, in both countries, involve young #unattached_urban_males but the krews and baz are different phenomena.  … Continue reading

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Women In the Traditional Caribbean Agricultural Market Chain

In much of the Caribbean, women provide the link between the farm and the traditional market place. Most market stalls are run by women, who are also a central feature of the agricultural economy and value chain. In Dominica and … Continue reading

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Can We Name the Current Epoch After Ourselves?

Since Andrew Revkin, the renowned environmental journalist, introduced the concept of an Anthropocene Epoch in 1992, it has been under healthy debate among geologists, environmentalists, and biologists. The Anthropocene is a period of time defined by the impact of humans, … Continue reading

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Biden Support to Community Policing Can Address Social Equity and Racial Justice Issues

By Bertrand Laurent @BHLaurent1 Community Policing is a Social Equity and Racial Justice Strategy  Social justice and community policing, strongly supported by President Elect Joe Biden, is an approach to community security in which police forces and communities partner with … Continue reading

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Haiti-Caribbean Gang Crime Relationships

This article was previously published under the title “Beyond the Box” @BHLaurent1 By Bertrand Laurent Gangs are effective at collaborating across jurisdictions, but police forces and civil society aren’t. Recent reviews have documented that crime and violence are the greatest … Continue reading

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Civic Education Through the Arts

By Bertrand Laurent @BHLaurent1 It was a warm spring evening as Yves, my sociologist colleague, and I, an agricultural anthropologist, visited Remèd, a rice farmer near Acul du Nord in Northern Haiti to expand our understanding of local governance relationships. … Continue reading

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