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Disaster Risk Reduction and Conflict Prevention

United States Institute of Peace

Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

Washington, DC

Disaster Risk Reduction and Conflict Prevention

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Natural disasters and extreme environmental events – hurricanes, floods, droughts, crop failures – are expected to increase in number and severity on a global scale, even within this decade. Demographic trends are leading to enlarged urban and coastal populations at heightened risk of major casualties, economic disruption and political tensions, even from normal patterns of climate, seismic and epidemic volatility. Major disasters could degrade key sources and supply chains of the global economy, affecting essential supplies of food, water, energy, medicine, and traditional incomes. These economic, social, and political "ripple effects" could trigger deadly conflicts within or even among states.
 

As the United Nations debates a new set of development priorities for the post-2015 revision of its Millennium Development Goals, USIP's Center of Innovation for Science, Technology & Peacebuilding and the National Academy of Engineering jointly invite you to a discussion of the new challenges for peacebuilders presented by the interplay of these "natural" and political risks.

 

 Helen Clark
Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
Keynote Speaker

Jim Marshall
President, United States Institute of Peace

Followed by a panel discussion with:
 
John Steinbruner
 Director, Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland
Co-author, NAS/NRC Report on Climate and Social Stress
 
 Sherri Goodman
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, CNA
Former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Environmental Security

Frederick S. Tipson
Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow (2011-2012), United States Institute of Peace
Special Adviser to the
Center of Innovation for Science, Technology & Peacebuilding

Proctor Reid

Director of Programs, National Academy of Engineering
Moderator

 

Please contact Geneve Bergeron at 202-429-7855 or gbergeron@usip.org with any general questions about this event.

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United States Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037

Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)


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