Abigail E. Abrash Walton (MSc)

Interim Director of the Center for Academic Innovation, Co-director of the Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience, Director of the Advocacy Concentration, AUNE Faculty Fellow
Academic Affairs

Talks/Interviews

August 19, 2014 — Interview with United Nations Environment Programme’s Keith Alverson, head of the Climate Change Adaptation and Terrestrial Ecosystems Branch.

October 18, 2013 – Environmental News Service: Swedish Pension Funds Divest Freeport McMoRan Holdings

October 7, 2013 – Sydney Morning Herald (and Fairfax Media Group) news story: West Papuans: ‘tortured, terrorised’

Abi Abrash-Walton – November 16, 2011 interview on NPR. Listen to the show and/or read the article.

In Indonesia, Anger Against Mining Giant Grows

Read this front-page New York Times story, citing Abi Abrash Walton’s research, about the environmental and human rights impacts of the Freeport gold and copper mine in West Papua, Indonesia.

Below a Mountain of Wealth, a River of Waste, The Cost of Gold – The Hidden Payroll

Abi Abrash Walton, interviewed by Earth Matters, a radio program out of Melbourne, Australia.

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Abi Abrash Walton, ES faculty member and chair of the Sustainability and Social Justice Committee, was interviewed by Earth Matters, a radio program out of Melbourne, Australia.

This two-part program (which also included John Ondawame, West Papuan National Coalition for Liberation; academic John Braithwaite; Pius Ginting, Friends of the Earth Indonesia; academic Richard Chauvel; Global Witness campaigner Diarmid O’Sullivan; and PhD research student Kylie McKenna) focused on the environmental and human rights impacts of the Freeport gold and copper mine in West Papua (Indonesia).