Jason Prno, a PhD candidate at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, will discuss why mineral developers today need “social licenses to operate.” A social license is society’s broad approval and acceptance of a mining project, and developing such a social license can help companies avoid the substantial problems that can result from community protest and disapproval. But there are complexities in establishing social licenses, and Jason Prno will discuss those in the context of mining case studies from the Yukon, Alaska, Peru, and Papua New Guinea.
When: Tuesday, April 24, 12 to 1
Where: Conference Room, Fifth Floor, Diplomacy Building, 4500 Diplomacy Drive. Free parking.