Environmntal Conflict Mgmt
Environmental conflicts continue to rise in frequency and intensity across much of the world. Growing human population and dwindling natural resource stocks exacerbate the problem. “Resource wars” have convinced scholars and policy makers alike that environmental factors play a critical international security role. Despite increased attention to the natural resources and conflict, a significant information gap persists. Scholars know surprisingly little about the conditions under which fisheries, forests, wildlife, minerals, water, and other resources lead to (or exacerbate) conflict. They know even less about the best ways to prevent or resolve such conflicts. Thus, growing demand exists for professionals who can analyze root causes of these conflicts and apply tools for resolving them. This course helps fill that demand. It uses lectures, case studies, role plays, and simulations to deliver techniques for analyzing, preventing, and resolving natural resource disputes worldwide.