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This event will be held in person and online, with limited in-person places available

13:00   Sandwich lunch (courtesy of the Ramphal Institute) 

14:00   Welcome by Dr Jamille Pinheiro Dias, Director of the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, ILCS, and Barbara Bulmer Thomas, Chair of the Local Organising Committee.

14:05   Introduction to the UKBA by Dr Neil Stuart, President of the Association

14:15   The current economic, political and environmental situation in Belize
Her Excellency Therese Rath, Belize High Commissioner to the UK, and
Her Excellency Nicole Davison, British High Commissioner to Belize

15:00   Social and environmental studies in Belize
15:00   Dr David Gomez (University of London): 'The cart road issue in the Anglo-Guatemalan territorial dispute in the context of Central American history'
15:30   Professor Melissa Johnson (Southwestern University, TX): 'Lucy's Story: A Window into the Shore and the Bay in the late 1700s'
16:00   Professor Sarah Metcalfe and the ICARUS team: 'New approaches to understanding resilience to climate change in Belize: the ICARUS project

Tea and biscuits - sponsored by the Ramphal Institute

16:30   Screening of one episode of  'Unknown Belize'   - The European Nature Trust
Followed by a short Q&A with Jacob Dykes (TENT).

17:45   Annual General Meeting of the UKBA
Chaired by Malcolm Penn, Natural History Museum London, with an invitation to contribute to the UKBA 

17:50   Vote of thanks and Close of Meeting

18:00   Drinks reception, sponsored by the Ramphal Institute

All are welcome to attend this free hybrid event, which will be held online via zoom with limited places available in person. We regret there are no more available places to attend in person, so please register to attend online. 

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This event is kindly sponsored by the Ramphal Institute

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