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EVENT: Biodiversity and Forestry Seminar Series, December 8, 2010: Security and Natural Resources: Implications for Development Assistance

by drussell — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM USAID
USAID’s Biodiversity and Forestry Team hosts "extended team meetings" open to anyone with a professional interest in forestry and biodiversity conservation. This tradition has evolved into a Fall and Spring seminar series. At each seminar, a speaker (or speakers) presents an issue of interest, followed by a question and answer session. Seminars focus on broader topics that are thematic or technical in nature, rather than specific projects supported by USAID.
When Dec 08, 2010
from 01:30 PM to 03:00 PM
Where USAID Info Center Rooms M-17 and M-18
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Attendees Open to the Public
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In the 21st century, the security of nations will depend increasingly on the security of natural resources, or "natural security." Countries around the world rely on the availability of potable water, arable land, fish stocks, biodiversity, energy, minerals and other renewable and nonrenewable resources to meet the rising needs and expectations of a growing world population. Yet the availability of these resources is by no means assured.

In this seminar, William Rogers and Christine Parthemore of Center for a New American Security will discuss their recent report, Sustaining Security: How Natural Resources Influence National Security. The authors will highlight several case studies, such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Mexico and Yemen, as examples of how natural security challenges are directly linked to internal stability, regional dynamics and U.S. security and foreign policy interests.

The seminar will include a discussion about how difficult it is to bridge the conservation and security communities, yet how important it is to help the security community better understand these challenges and ways for moving forward.


For more information on this seminar contact:

Diane Russell
Biodiversity and Social Science Specialist
USAID Office of Natural Resource Management
Bodiversity and Forestry Team

Time and Location specifics: Meetings are held on the second Wednesdays of February, March, April, May, October, November, and December from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, unless otherwise noted, in the USAID Information Center, located on the mezzanine of the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC.

For More Information on the entire seminar series:

USAID Biodiversity & Forestry Seminars at Frameweb


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