student : Kelsey Alford-JonesMA

Exploring Linkages Between Development Finance and Conflict Over Hydropower in Guatemala’s Indigenous Highlands (MA ’20)

Kelsey is interested in how global economic and climate policies influence national environmental governance and impact vulnerable communities, particularly in developing economies and conflict environments. At ERG she looks forward to exploring interdisciplinary approaches to developing energy policies and project implementation that are rights-based and community-driven. Kelsey spent the last 10 years advocating on related issues in Latin America, serving as the Executive Director of the US-based Guatemala Human Rights Commission and campaigning at the Center for International Environmental Law. Kelsey earned a degree in History and Spanish from Grinnell College and has a certificate from the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University’s Washington College of Law.



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