November 10 Wednesday

Alfred Brownell, "Environmental and Human Rights Protection in West Africa"

  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 12:10PM - 1:30PM
  • SLB Room 121
  • Open To The Yale Community
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Description

Alfred Brownell is a Tom & Andi Bernstein Visiting Human Rights Fellow at the Schell Center for International Human Rights.  He is an internationally recognized environmental rights activist and lawyer from Liberia. Brownell has advocated for more than two decades to protect the environment and human rights in West Africa and to empower Liberians and West Africans victimized by resource exploitation. He co-founded and headed the public interest law nongovernmental environmental rights organization Green Advocates International. At the regional level, he has collaborated with activists in several West African countries and co-founded one of West Africa’s largest solidarity movements - the Mano River Union Civil Society Natural Resources Rights and Governance Platform consisting of activists, communities, and indigenous peoples in eight of the fifteen West African countries affected by the operations of transnational corporations.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Schell Center for International Human Rights