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