Special Lecture: Global Commodity Markets and Studying the Peace-Sustainability Nexus

June 6, 2022 (17:00-18:30 JST)

First Floor Open Space, MIRAI CREA

About the Lecture

In this presentation, Dr. Hendrix will discuss some of the opportunities and challenges related to studying the impact of global markets for food, energy, and metals on peace and conflict at a variety of spatial and conflict scales. The presentation will relate research in peace and conflict studies to current events including the 2022 global food price crisis, the impact of oil on the initiation of and ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and the challenges ahead in ensuring sustainable energy transitions do not lead to renewed conflict and foreign intervention in resource-rich countries.

About the Guest Lecturer

Dr. Cullen Hendrix is Professor at the Korbel School of International StudiesUniversity of Denver, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and Senior Research Advisor at the Center for Climate & Security. He is also a member of the Political Instability Task Force and Africa Board of Experts for LEIDOS. He holds research appointments at the University of Texas at Austin and the Colorado School of Mines, and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Peace Research. At the Korbel School, he is the director of the Global Environmental Change and Adaptation (GECA) certificate program. Currently, he is the coordinating investigator of the Rigor, Relevance, and Responsibility Program, a Carnegie Corporation-funded project that makes ethical considerations an integral part of policy-relevant research and engagement so that future generations of academics can engage in the policy world with confidence and clarity. With Idean Salehyan, he created and maintains the Social Conflict Analysis Database. Read more here.

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