image003November 14, 2017, Quito, Ecuador 

Ecuador: Towards a New Mining Era “Perspectives and Challenges”

SDSG is one of the organizers of the conference Ecuador: Towards a New Mining Era “Perspectives and Challenges” Luke Danielson will be presenting on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining.





May 9-11, 2017      

Luke Danielson will be teaching a three day short course on Community Rights and Expectations in the Sustainable Development of Natural Resources at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee. Dates are May 9-11. For Registration or further information Contact the CPD team – – or telephone +44 (0) 1382 385871/386784

March 29, 2016, Vancouver

Protecting those Displaced by Mineral Development

 Luke Danielson will serve as Co-Chair of a panel on mineral related displacement and resettlement of communities at the annual meeting of the International Network on Displacement and Resettlement (INDR) at INDR’s annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia on March 29, 2016. See

The panel will be a dialogue entitled Practicing Social Scientists and Mining Industry Leaders Discuss Strategies for Sustainability, and focuses on protection of the rights of those displaced by mineral development, and improving practice for conducting resettlement where necessary.

Panelists will include Susanna Price of the Australian National University, Guoging Shi of Hohai University, Pablo Castaños, Vice President of Goldcorp, and Deanna Kemp of the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining of the University of Queensland.

The INDR meeting is held annually in conjunction with the meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology,

The session is free and open to the public. It starts at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday 29 March in Salon C of the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver.

 February 18-19, 2016          

Luke Danielson spoke on Identifying and Working with Stakeholders at the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute on Human Rights Law and the Extractive Industries, in Panama City.

January, 2016  

Semester long course, Mining Land Management, began at Western State Colorado University, taught by Luke Danielson.               

December, 2015 

SDSG team led by Kristi Disney and Laura Barreto finished World Bank project on Improving Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Practices in the Dominican Republic, sponsored by the World Bank.       

November, 2015 

Luke Danielson announced as the 2015 Inductee for Environmental Management and Stewardship into the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame.

October, 2015    

Keynote speech by Luke Danielson at public seminar on the community role in development projects in Santiago, Chile.

                                                           CNN Chile Interview

September, 2015        

Luke Danielson led seminars sponsored by GIZ, the German agency for cooperation, in three Central Asian countries.                


Luke Danielson in Tajikistan

Luke Danielson in Tajikistan

           Kazakhstan Program

           Tajikistan Program

           Kyrgystan program





September, 2015                          

Semester long course, The Social License to Operate, began at Western State Colorado University, taught by Luke Danielson.

 July, 2015                                        

University of San Juan, Argentina

University of San Juan, Argentina

Luke Danielson lectured in mining masters course at the University of San Juan, Argentina.     


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