Perspectives

 

Environmental Peacebuilding Perspectives is a series of briefs that contain commentary, analysis, and opinion from leading thinkers who are shaping the field of environmental peacebuilding. Briefs are derived from remarks delivered by distinguished lecturers in the series of Al-Moumin Lectures on Environmental Peacebuilding, among other sources.

 

Perspectives 1: Natural Resources and Conflict: A Glimpse Into the Future? (Michael Ross)

Perspectives 1: Natural Resources and Conflict: A Glimpse Into the Future? (Michael Ross)


Michael L. Ross is a Professor of Political Science at UCLA, and the author of The Oil Curse: How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations. His lecture on “Natural Resources and Conflict: A Glimpse into the Future?” built on his pioneering research on the “resource curse.” This perspective is an abridged version of the...

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Perspectives 2: From Vicious to Virtuous Cycles (Jon Barnett)

Perspectives 2: From Vicious to Virtuous Cycles (Jon Barnett)


Jon Barnett is professor and Australian Research Council future fellow in the Department of Resource Management and Geography at Melbourne University, a lead author for the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Working Group II, Chapter 12), and coeditor of Global Environmental Change. This perspective is an abridged version of the second...

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Perspectives 3: Communities and the State: Rethinking the Relationship for a More Progressive Agrarian Century (Liz Alden Wily)

Perspectives 3: Communities and the State: Rethinking the Relationship for a More Progressive Agrarian Century (Liz Alden Wily)


Liz Alden Wily is a tenure specialist based in Nairobi, Kenya, who combines practitioner and research roles for global and national initiatives. She is affiliated with Leiden University and the Rights & Resources Initiative. This perspective is an abridged version of the third Al-Moumin Distinguished Lecture on Environmental Peacebuilding.   The Al-Moumin lecture series is part of a...

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Perspectives 4: Armed Conflict and Protection of the Environment: Possible or Not? (Marie G. Jacobsson)

Perspectives 4: Armed Conflict and Protection of the Environment: Possible or Not? (Marie G. Jacobsson)


Ambassador Marie G. Jacobsson was Special Rapporteur for the topic “Protection of the Environment in Relation to Armed Conflicts” (2013-16) and Member of the UN International Law Commission 2007-16. This article is an abridged version of the Fourth Al-Moumin Distinguished Lecture on Environmental Peacebuilding, delivered on November 3, 2016, which recognizes leading thinkers who are shaping the...

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