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Prof. Enrique Leff

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Mexico

Professor Leff has worked in the fields of environmental philosophy and epistemology; political ecology; ecological economics and environmental sociology since 1975. He is considered a pioneering environmentalist and one of the main authors of the theory and practice of environmentalism. Leff lectured at UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) full-time from 1973-1986 before becoming coordinator of the Environmental Training Network for Latin America and the Caribbean (1986-2008) and coordinator of the Mexico City office of the Regional Office of Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations Environment Programme (2007-2008), after which he returned to the Institute of Social Research, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) as Senior Researcher/Professor in political ecology and environmental sociology.