Environment and Conflict: The Role of the Environment in Conflict and Peacebuilding


Environmental and natural resources as a source of conflict and/or peacebuilding between and within nations and states. Analysis of the role of the environment in the conflict cycle and international security. Topics include refugees, climate change, water, and infectious disease. Particular focus on post-conflict and rebuilding in war-torn societies. Examination of the role of international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and emerging standards for environmental management. Examples drawn from conflicts such as Rwanda, Israel/Palestine, Nepal, Sierra Leone and others. Instructor consent required.

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Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • W
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • ENVIRON 216S
  • ICS 229S
  • PUBPOL 279S
  • RIGHTS 229S
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