Spotlight on the Amazon


ReVista Launch: The Future of the Amazon, Lessons from the Past

This ReVista launch of the Spring/Summer Amazon issue in a completely redesigned format brings together the authors of the issue in forum format, looking at issues in the Amazon from the perspectives of Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Paraguay.

Date: Monday, October 5, 2020, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

This event is virtual, to register click here.

Moderated by: Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and African and African American Studies, Co-Director of the Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative, Affiliated Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design



The Amazons are a crucial region of the earth: why and how to save the forests may determine our planetary future. The area stretches twice the size of India and through Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and Suriname, as well as the overseas territory of French Guiana. It contains 10% of the world’s biodiversity, according to the World Wildlife Federation.

Last spring, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies held a conference on the Amazons. You can watch it here.