Maurício Waldman

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Mauricio Waldman

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

Biography[edit]

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 1980s 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 [8] 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 of the The Prêmio Jabuti (the "Tortoise Prize"), the most important and well-known editorial award in Brazil.

In this same year (2011), Waldman started his second Postdoctoral Research at Faculty of Philosophy, Languages-Literature and Human Sciences, in University of São Paulo (Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas da USP: FFLCH-USP [1]). The focus of this Postdoc was the Angolan basin management policy, evaluating in terms of International Relations, the role of Angola in Southern-Central Africa for the hidric resources (Postdoc More Information:[2] ). Like Brazil, this country is potentially a regional and global provider of freshwater, including the virtual water, as well as bottled water or distributed through aqueducts, pipelines and tankers.

Institutionally this Postdoctoral Research was linked to FFLCH-USP Sociology Department and supported by Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo: FAPESP [9]). This work was developing under Professor Fernando Augusto Albuquerque Mourão supervision,[3] a famous Brazilian Africanist and recognized expert in International Relations and Multilateralism.

In December 2011 Waldman finished this research, and then, immediately started his third Postdoctoral Research with support of Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development: CNPq). The focus of this new Postdoc is the Incineration of municipal solid waste, Waste and recycling management policies and the Waste picker movement in Presidente Prudente region (Postdoc More Information:[4] ). This research work is supported by UNOESTE (Universidade do Oeste Paulista [10], Western São Paulo University), the most important academic centre in the Western region of São Paulo State.

Mauricio Waldman has been a columnist for Brazilian Media. He has published articles in Diário do Grande ABC,Cultura Verde and Ambiente Urbano. Today, he is a columnist for O Imparcial, Think & Rethink Column.

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

Maurício Waldman is currently a scholar, researcher, consultant and educator.

Seminal publications[edit]

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

Books[edit]

Papers[edit]

Scientific and Technical Reports[edit]

  • WALDMAN, Maurício.Blocos Regionais Africanos: Compilação Estatística Essencial, Ano-Base 2010, fac-simile and Short edition. About African Regional Economic Communities (RECs), African Studies Centre - University of São Paulo & Câmara de Comércio Afro-Brasileira (AFRO-CHAMBER: Afro Brazilian Chamber of Commerce). Technical Report. June 2013.
  • 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.[25]
  • WALDMAN, Maurício. Sacolas Plásticas e de Papel: Aspectos Técnicos, Ambientais e Mercadológicos, (Plastic bags and Paper bags: Technical Aspects, Environmental and Merchandise). Relatório Técnico de Consultoria e Gerência de Produto. NOBELPACK, São Paulo (SP). 2007.

Articles[edit]

Lectures[edit]

  • WALDMAN, Maurício. Gestão do Lixo Domiciliar: Considerandos sobre a atuação do Estado. (Speech Paper) Seminário Ações de Ecoeficiência para uma Cidade Sustentável (Eco-efficiency Action to a Sustainable City Seminar). Câmara Municipal de São Paulo., March 2012.
  • WALDMAN, Maurício. A Redescoberta da África: The Rediscovery of Africa. (Speech Paper) 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[edit]

Teaching books[edit]

Translations[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Interviews[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Faculty of Philosophy, Languages and Literature, and Human Sciences | Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas". Fflch.usp.br. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  2. ^ "O papel de Angola na África centro-meridional: recursos h... - 11/17371-6". Bv.fapesp.br. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  3. ^ "Currículo do Sistema de Currículos Lattes (Fernando Augusto Albuquerque Mourao)". Buscatextual.cnpq.br. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  4. ^ http://www.mw.pro.br/mw/eco_PDResumoportal_2014.pdf
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  6. ^ "Água e metrópole: limites e expectativas do tempo". Teses.usp.br. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
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  37. ^ ":: Jornal Da Unicamp ::". Unicamp.br. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
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External links[edit]

  • Official academic curriculum at Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (Brazil), CNPq. Plataforma Lattes, Portuguese
  • Água e Metrópole: Limites e Expectativas do Tempo (Water and Metropolis, Limits and Expectations of the Time) PHD: USP Catalographic Data and Download, Portuguese, with English Abstract
  • Waldman International Relations USP Postdoctoral Research (2011–2013). Info FAPESP Catalographic Data, Portuguese, with English Abstract [11]
  • Waldman Biography at Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo: FAPESP), Biblioteca Virtual – Centro de Documentação e Informação da FAPESP Portuguese
  • Waldman Official Academic WebPortal - Portal Acadêmico do Professor Maurício Waldman Portuguese
  • Waldman's Blog - Blog do Waldman Portuguese
  • Biography Editora Senac Portuguese