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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Peace Lecture to
discuss environment, security threats

Dr. Geoffrey Dabelko
Dr. Geoffrey Dabelko

Struggles over water rights and other environmental issues are legendary sources of conflict around the world and can pose serious threats to national security. This year’s Edward Lamb Peace Lecture at BGSU will address those concerns. Dr. Geoffrey Dabelko will speak on “Threat to Opportunity: Environment, Natural Resources and Security” at 7 p.m. March 30 in 111 Olscamp Hall. Classes and the public are welcome.

Dabelko is director of the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Founded in 1994 in Washington, D.C., the center is a nonpartisan, research-policy forum on environment, population, health and security issues.

Dabelko’s address is also the kickoff event for the 40th annual Earth Day celebration, which will take place in mid-April.

 

For the past 20 years, Dabelko has brought together policymakers, practitioners, journalists and scholars grappling with complex links among environment, population, development, conflict and security. His current research focuses on climate change and security as well as environmental pathways to confidence building and peacemaking, with a special emphasis on managing fresh water resources.

The Edward Lamb Peace Lecture annually brings internationally recognized experts to BGSU to address major environmental issues and how they affect world security. It is underwritten by the Lamb Foundation of Toledo.

For additional information, contact Dr. Gary Silverman, chair of the environment and sustainability department, at 2-7774.



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March 24, 2010