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Connections between Climate Change, Food Insecurity, and Conflict

March 11, 7:00 PM

Free

Join Kimberly Flowers, executive director of the Goldfarb Center, for this lecture. As the climate crises worsen we are simultaneously seeing a rise in global hunger, unprecedented humanitarian need, and increasingly protracted conflicts. Flowers will unpack the considerable threat that climate change is having on both political stability and food systems, particularly in fragile states. She will discuss linkages between competition for natural resources and conflict, as well as how agriculture is both a contributor and a solution to climate change. Her focus will be on how this all impacts the lives of vulnerable people in places like Yemen and Nigeria. Flowers will highlight salient trends and controversies, as well as comment on U.S. government foreign assistance programs that are trying to tackle these complex and connected problems.

Details

Date:
March 11
Time:
7:00 PM
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Sherry Berard
Phone:
859-5319
Email:
saberard@colby.edu
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