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Can Caribbean Environmental History Teach Us Anything About Resilience?

02/12/2019

“Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event The Caribbean has undergone serious social, environmental and economic changes since the advent of colonization. What kind of society, consumption patterns, political organization or economic model should be adopted to build a more sustainable future in the Caribbean? History shows that today’s situation is not a…
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Emotions: Separating Fact from Fiction

02/27/2019

Dr. Lisa Barrett, University Distinguished Professor of Psychology; Director, Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory at Northeastern University, will be speaking at the first event in the Spring 2019 “Us vs. Them: Taming the Biology of Otherness” speaker series…
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New Tools for Sensing Microplastic Pollution, an Emerging Food Security Issue

03/19/2019

“Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event Microplastics are small plastic fragments less than 5mm in width and they are polluting the world’s water systems at alarming levels. This talk will explore the impacts of microplastics on critical water resources, our marine and freshwater food supplies, and also highlight efforts here at…
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Shifting Ideas of Crime, and Where Resilience May Point to Solutions

04/16/2019

“Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event From the protests over officer-involved shootings in Ferguson, Missouri, to the explosion of gang violence that has pushed people to migrate from Central America, it is clear that issues of crime–and how society thinks about the causes and remedies of crime–will continue to be important…
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