Peacebuilding, Climate Change, and Migration: Expanding the Lens

Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 11:25am

This is the second day of a two-day virtual workshop on peacebuilding, climate change, and migration. The first day of the workshop is March 22, 2022; participants are welcome to attend for just one or both days.

On this second day, we will examine understudied regions which are at substantial risk of climate change impacts, including Latin America, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. What resources, methods, and approaches can help us better understand the relationship between peacebuilding, climate change, and migration in these understudied regions? How can we achieve environmental justice in these areas?

The first day of the workshop is March 22, 2022.


Introductory reflection
Karim-Aly Kassam
International Professor of Environmental and Indigenous Studies, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment & the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University

Dr. George Wilkes
Director, Religion and Ethics in the Making of War and Peace Project
Research Fellow, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh

Alpa Shah
Professor, Department of Anthropology, The London School of Economics and Political Science

Jonathan Padwe 
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Fábio Zuker 
Journalist, Anthropologist, and Amazon Rainforest Journalism Fund Grantee

This workshop is being organized by Cornell University’s Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, with support from the Migrations Initiative, and co-sponsorship from the Institute for African Development, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, the South Asia Program, the Southeast Asia Program, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.