Maurício Waldman


Maurício Waldman
Mauricio Waldman

Maurício Waldman (São Paulo on December 2, 1955) is a professor, social activist and pioneer of Brazilian environmentalist movement.

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Biography

Waldman was born to a Jewish family originally from Poland and Italy in São Paulo city on December 2, 1955. As an activist, he collaborated with Chico Mendes and several organizations, like Comitê de Apoio aos Povos da Floresta (Forest People Committee), Centro de Estudos Africanos da Universidade de São Paulo (African Studies Centre of São Paulo University) and Centro Ecumênico de Documentação e Informação – CEDI (Ecumenical Centre of Documentation and Information, in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro). He also participated in teacher's syndicalism, movements against dams, anti-nuclear mobilizations and especially against water pollution in metropolitan area of São Paulo.

From the eighties to 1992, Waldman was a prominent member of the Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT - Workers Party), working out political papers and organizing the Party. He founded the PT Jewish Committee (1988) and its Ecological Commission too (1989). Besides, he become involved in the Executive branch of government as Chico Mendes Park's Coordinator in east side of São Paulo (1990) and Environmentalist Administrator in São Bernardo do Campo (1991–1992), the most important city of ABC Region, industrial region next to São Paulo where PT begun.

However, anti-ecological actions involving the administration of the city and members of the party created a serious conflict between Waldman and the mayor. Thus, he broke off definitely relationship with the PT (1992) and came back to the university and to his professional life (1993).

Researching about environment, topology, imaginary, space-time perception and Subsaharan Africa, Waldman received his Anthropology M.Sc. degree from Universidade de São Paulo (1997). Later, he was the Director of the Children Homeless’ School of São Paulo (1998), Director of the Fundação Estadual do Bem Estar do Menor' School (1999), Coordinator of São Paulo’ Recycling Service (2000) and Editor of the AGB (Brazilian Geographers Association), São Paulo Sector (2002–2003).

Researching water resources, Brazilian metropolitan areas, environment, urban social time and Billings water reservoir in the "ABC" region, Waldman received his Ph.D. degree from Geography Department of São Paulo University (USP) in 2006. His thesis, Água e Metrópole: Limites e Expectativas do Tempo (Water and Metropolis, Limits and Expectations of the Time), is today the more complex and bigger academical work (5 v.) about Brazilian water resources and Water management in the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo (see External Links).

Subsequently, with support of Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development: CNPq) Waldman conducted Postdoctoral Research (2010-2011) at Geography Department of Geoscyenses Institute [1] in UNICAMP (Universidade Estadual de Campinas - State University of Campinas).

This research, with focus in Brazilian MSW (Municipal Solid Waste), inspired several papers, lectures and specially a new book, Lixo: Cenários e Desafios (Waste: Scenarios and Challenges), launched in August 2010 at Bienal Internacional do Livro de São Paulo (São Paulo International Book Fair). In September 2011, this book was selected as finalist [2] of the The Prêmio Jabuti (the "Tortoise Prize"), the most important and well-known editorial award in Brazil.

He has published extensively on: Ecology, Environmental education, Water Resources, Waste Management, Development, East Timor, Israeli-Arab Wars, Racism, Judaism, Religion, International Relations, Ecumenism, Topology, Geography, Cartography, Anthropology, Citizenship, Subsaharan Africa and Afro-Brazilian education, including several papers and books.

Maurício Waldman is currently an independent scholar, autonomous researcher, consultant and educator.

Seminal publications

Waldman launching his last book Lixo: Cenários e Desafios. São Paulo International Book Fair, 2010

Books

Papers

Reports

  • WALDMAN, Maurício. Lixo Domiciliar no Brasil: Dinâmicas Sócio-Espaciais, Gestão de Resíduos e Ambiente Urbano. Postdoctoral Research Report to Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development: CNPq) and Geography Department of Geoscyenses Institute - UNICAMP (State University of Campinas). January 1, 2010 - February 22, 2011. [15]
  • WALDMAN, Maurício. Sacolas Plásticas e de Papel: Aspectos Técnicos, Ambientais e Mercadológicos, Relatório Técnico de Consultoria e Gerência de Produto. NOBELPACK, São Paulo (SP). 2007.

Lectures

  • WALDMAN, Maurício. A Redescoberta da África: The Rediscovery of Africa. Conferência sobre a Temática Africana em Sala de Aula. Lecture about Brazilian afro-education in School curricula and Systems of formal education. Centro de Estudos Africanos da Universidade de São Paulo (African Studies Centre of São Paulo University). June 25, 2009.
  • WALDMAN, Maurício. Ecologia, o Mundo e o Futuro & ONGs e Movimentos Sociais (Okologie, Welt und Zukunft & NROs und Soziale Bewegung). Conferência Mundial do Clima da Organização das Nações Unidas - Weltklimakonferenz: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Berlim, Federal Republic of Germany, 1995;

Free essays

Teaching books

Translations

ALEGEHN, Tseday. Queens, Spies, and Servants: A History of Ethiopian Women in Military Affairs Tadias Magazine (USA). Translation English to Portuguese by Maurício Waldman: Rainhas, Espiãs e Soldados: A História das Mulheres Etíopes nas Atividades Militares. Published by Revista África & Africanidades, ano 3, nº 9, Rio de Janeiro (RJ). May 2010

ALLIER, Joan Martinez. El Ecologismo de los Pobres - Conflictos Ambientales y Lenguajes de Valoración, Icaria-Antrazyt-Flacso, Barcelona, Spain. Translation Castillan to Portuguese by Maurício Waldman. O Ecologismo dos Pobres - Conflitos Ambientais e Linguagens de Valoração, São Paulo: Contexto, 2007.

COLLINSON, Diané. Fifty Major Philosophers. London, New York: Routledge Key Guides. Translation English to Portuguese by Maurício Waldman and Bia Costa. 50 Grandes Filósofos: da Grécia Antiga ao século XX. São Paulo: Contexto, 2004.

Manifesto

WALDMAN, Maurício. Movimento Ecológico: combativo ou de resultados? Manifesto, IV Ecological Summit of Estado de São Paulo (Outubro de 1989); revista "Teoria e Debate", nº 9, January/February 1990.

Testimonies

Interviews


Notes

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