Panel Discussion: Environmental Strategies for Peace and Nation Building
Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program
July 15, 2013
In many parts of the world, rapid changes are occurring in both governance and the state of the environment. From social movements mobilized around environmental issues, to large scale migrations driven by resource degradation, to international efforts to develop technologies for climate change adaptation, never before have the connections between environmental resources, peace, and stability been so striking and critical.
On July 15, 2013, a panel of faculty experts and international practitioners will discuss how environmental issues are creating both challenges and opportunities for peace and nation building across the world. The panel is being held as part of the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program, a three-week intensive course in the College of Natural Resources for international environmental professionals. The panel will consist of:
Dana Rassas. Cultural Affairs Specialist, American Consulate General, Jerusalem (Palestine).
· Kate O'Neill. Professor of Environmental Science Policy and Management, UC Berkeley.
· Martha Saavedra. Associate Director, Center for African Studies, UC Berkeley.
· George Breslauer (moderator). Professor of Political Science and Executive Vice Chancellor, UC Berkeley.
Date: July 15, 2013
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94720
Cost: Free (registration required)
Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program, College of Natural Resources UC Berkeley http://beahrselp.berkeley.edu/
UC Berkeley International House http://ihouse.berkeley.edu/
Center for Middle Eastern Studies http://cmes.berkeley.edu/
Center for African Studies http://africa.berkeley.edu/
Berkeley Research Group http://www.brg-expert.com/
When & Where
International House Program Office
International House is an independent, self-supporting, non-profit organization with close ties to the University of California Berkeley. Our mission is to foster intercultural respect and understanding, lifelong friendships and leadership skills for the promotion of a more tolerant and peaceful world. The House achieves its mission by providing students and scholars from the United States and around the world with an opportunity to live and learn together in a challenging and supportive residential and community-oriented program center. Its resources and activities are designed to stimulate diversity of thought and experience among residents, alumni worldwide and members of the campus and Bay Area communities.