P&P Live! Wade Davis — Magdalena: River of Dreams: A Story of Colombia - with Francisco Santos Calderón, Juan P. Bonilla, & Paula Caballero

Upcoming Event
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 6:00pm

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series in partnership with the Colombian Embassy.

Join Wade Davis as he discusses his new book, "MAGDALENA" with Francisco Santos Calderón, Juan P. Bonilla and Paula Caballero on P&P Live!  

At once an absorbing adventure and an inspiring tale of hope and redemption, Magdalena gives us a rare, kaleidoscopic picture of a nation on the verge of a new period of peace. Braiding together memoir, history, and journalism, Wade Davis tells the story of the country's most magnificent river, and in doing so, tells the epic story of Colombia.

WADE DAVIS is the author of twenty books, including One River, The Wayfinders, and Into the Silence, which won the 2012 Samuel Johnson prize, the top award for literary nonfiction in the English language. Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society from 1999 to 2013, he is currently Professor of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. In 2016, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. In 2018 he became an Honorary Citizen of Colombia.

Francisco Santos Calderón is a Colombian politician and journalist. Santos was elected as Álvaro Uribe's second runner up and became Vice President in the Colombian elections of 2002. Santos was re-elected in the presidential elections of 2006 for a second term once again with President Uribe to continue as Vice President of Colombia. He is currently serving as Ambassador of Colombia to the United States.

Juan Pablo Bonilla, is the Manager of the Inter-American Development Bank's Climate Change and Sustainable Development Sector (CSD). Previously, he was Chief of Staff to the Executive Vice President of the Inter-American Development Bank. Dr. Bonilla has worked on environmental sustainability, climate change and energy for more than 20 years.

Paula Caballero is the Managing Director of the Lands for Life program at Rare. She has a long history in the field of development, including as Senior Director at the World Bank where she established the Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice. Previously, while serving as Director for Economic, Social and Environmental Affairs in the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she spearheaded the creation and negotiation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For her work as lead proponent of the SDGs she was received the German Sustainability Award in 2019 and the Zayed International Prize for the Environment in 2014 for her contribution to “environmental action leading to positive change”.

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P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Magdalena: River of Dreams: A Story of Colombia Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375410994
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Knopf - September 15th, 2020

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