Past Event

Managing Environmental Conflict Book Launch

April 21, 2022
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027
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Join us as we celebrate and learn more about Dr. Joshua Fisher’s new book, Managing Environmental Conflict (Columbia University Press). This book provides a framework for engaging stakeholders in environmental peacebuilding. It merges ecological models with good practices in conflict management to illustrate ways to rebuild social capital, enhance trust, and design more effective environmental governance to address wicked problems.Following a discussion with Dr. Fisher, guests will have the opportunity to network and connect during a cocktail reception. Hosted by the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program.

Josh Fisher (Research Scientist at The Climate School, Columbia University & Director of the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation Conflict and Complexity) received his PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University, where he studied the ecological drivers of armed conflict. His work coupled geospatial statistics, remote sensing, and econometric modeling to develop spatially explicit forecast models of the likelihood of armed conflict. He received his MS from Utah State University in Political Science and his BS in International Law and Environmental Policy. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Fisher has worked in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America on environmental management and poverty reduction. He has worked with conservation organizations, private sector firms, and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management on natural resource governance and biodiversity conservation issues. Dr. Fisher's current work focuses on natural resource management and governance as tools for conflict prevention. Dr. Fisher also teaches in the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (NECR) program at Columbia University's School of Professional Studies (SPS).

For more information, please contact Kjerstin Pugh ([email protected]).

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Please note the COVID-19 requirements for this event.

COVID-19 Requirements: To attend this event, Columbia University ID holders must review and complete the required protocol for coming to campus, including for off-campus events. Columbia University alumni, guests, and non-ID holders must show proof of vaccination, including booster, with identification. Masking indoors is optional. No assumptions should be made regarding why an individual chooses to mask.

All attendees must follow Columbia’s Covid-19 Policies and Guidelines.

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Kjerstin Pugh