Redefining environmental security: post-conflict vulnerability forecasting

11 November 2008, 15:30 - 17:00

McDonlad Institute Seminar Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Site

Please note venue change. The event is now held at the McDonlad Institute Seminar Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Site

 

Speaker: Dr Chad Briggs (Assistant Professor Department of International Relations and Environmental Initiative , Lehigh University).

This presentation examines environmental risk vulnerability and cooperation from the perspective of reconstruction in post-conflict areas. Using examples from the Balkans and sub-Saharan Africa, concepts from disaster risk are expanded and refined to fit violent conflicts, including how redevelopment aid needs to take account of the particular environmental vulnerabilities that exist after conflicts. The role of scientific evidence in policymaking is also addressed, and how traditional categories of security can and need to be redefined in order for proper reconstruction patterns to take shape.

 


Part of Post-Conflict & Post-Crisis Research Colloquium