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Junior Scholars in Conversation: Comparative Dimensions of Environmental Peace Building

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Thursday, February 18, 2021
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10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Environmental Peacebuilding in Colombia Series

This event marks the closing of the Colombia Arc series, providing a discussive format to engage scholars in conversation on comparative interstate environmental peace building. The speakers have each conducted research in Colombia, as well as Mexico, Peru, and the United States, among other countries, both independently and collaboratively and offer diverse experience and perspectives on comparative environmental peacebuilding.

We are pleased to host the following scholars:

MCKENZIE FRANCES JOHNSON is an Assistant Professor of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Trained as a political scientist, her research is focused at the intersection of environmental politics, environmental justice and human security. She is particularly interested in understanding how global environmental governance initiatives shape local opportunities to achieve social and environmental security.

LUZ ANGELA RODRÍGUEZ is an Assistant Professor at the School of Rural and Environmental Studies, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia. Trained as an economist with a doctorate in environmental science and policy, her research interests are collective action for natural resources management, policy instruments and experimental economics.

Duke Professor Alex Pfaff (Public Policy, Economics and Environment) will moderate the discussion.

This event will be in English with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish.

Contact: Xiaojuan Ping