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New Tools for Sensing Microplastic Pollution, an Emerging Food Security Issue


“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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Emotions: Separating Fact from Fiction


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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Yemen: The Human Cost of War


A conversation with Abby Maxman, CEO & President of Oxfam America regarding Yemen’s humanitarian crisis. Yemen-Event-final-flyer

CANCELLED (Can Caribbean Environmental History Teach Us Anything About Resilience?)


This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date. “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…
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Urban Resilience – What’s the Role of Water Infrastructure?


“Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event Twenty-five percent of the $1 billion in annual flood damages in the US can be linked to stormwater. Most municipalities however, are crippled with aging infrastructure and shrinking budgets. Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI), offers a low-cost alternative to expensive capital projects. These nature-based engineering interventions,…
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Corporate Security in a Global Environment


Please join us for a presentation by AJ Jamgochian and Justin Ricker from the Global Security Team at VERTEX Pharmaceuticals, for the fourth and final Fall 2018 semester event in the Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies speaker series…
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Global Anti-Imperialism in the Interwar Period and Beyond

11/17/2018 - 11/18/2018

Program Discussants: Antoinette Burton, University of Illinois Erez Manela, Harvard University Ani Mukherji, Howbart and William Smith College Susan Pennybacker, University of North Carolina   Schedule Saturday, November 17 8:30-9:30: Breakfast and framing, questions (editors and discussants) Panel One 9:30-10:15 China and the Organization of Anti-imperialist Leagues (1926–1937): Empire, Nationalities, Networks Anna Belogurova, Freie Universität Berlin…
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How Poetry and Computing Factor into Our Future


Nick Montfort, Professor of Digital Media in Comparative Media Studies/Writing at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be speaking at the second event in the Fall 2018 “Us vs. Them: Taming the Biology of Otherness” speaker series…
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