Research Seminar: Sources of Climate Resilience in Ocean Governance

June 3, 2022 (Friday 10:00-11:00 JST)

Hybrid of Online (via zoom*) and onsite (at the Large Conference Room on the 2nd floor at MIRAI CREA)  *Zoom ID and Passcode will be sent to online participants.

About the Seminar

In this presentation, Dr. Hendrix will discuss the challenges to managing ocean fisheries sustainably under climate change, and why some regional fisheries management organization (RFMOS) are more climate-resilient than others.

The challenges to sustainability have less to do with the nature and number of managed species and the marine geography and more to do with political institutional factors like the regime types and levels of development of member-states as well as histories of diplomatic tensions and past conflict. The research highlights practical paths forward for enhancing governance capacity to make ocean fisheries more sustainable and peace-promoting.

About the Speaker

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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