Featuring informal remarks from:

  • Karen O'Brien, Chair, Scientific Steering Committee, Global Environmental Change and Human Security Project, and Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo
  • Andreas Rechkemmer, Executive Director, International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change, Bonn, Germany
  • Richard Matthew, Associate Professor of International and Environmental Politics in the Schools of Social Ecology and Social Science at the University of California at Irvine, and Director of the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs at UCI
  • Alexander López, Director, Mesoamerican Center for Sustainable Development of the Dry Tropics, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica
  • Oran Young, Chair, Science Committee, International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change, and Professor, Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, Santa Barbara

Environmental change resulting from both human activities and natural processes pose risks to human security. The Global Environmental Change and Human Security (GECHS) project situates these changes within the larger socio-economic and political contexts that shape the capacity of communities to cope with and respond to change. Researchers from the GECHS network will be on hand to discuss the ways in which diverse social and environmental processes combine to affect human well-being, including people's health, economic opportunities, and political freedoms. Participants will include Jon Barnett, University of Melbourne, Australia; Ken Conca, University of Maryland; Hans Georg Bohle, University of Bonn, Germany; Indra de Soya, University of Trondheim, Norway; Patricia Kameri-Mbote, University of Nairobi, Kenya; Lyla Mehta, University of Sussex, England; Elena Nikitina, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia; Kwasi Nsiah Gyabaah, Sunyani Polytechnic, Ghana; and Joni Seager, York University, Canada.

Speakers

  • Karen O'Brien

    Chair, Scientific Steering Committee, Global Environmental Change and Human Security Project; Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo
  • Andreas Rechkemmer

    Executive Director, International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change, Germany
  • Richard Matthew

    University of California, Irvine
  • Alexander López

    Associate Professor, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica
  • Oran Young

    Chair, Science Committee, International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change; Professor, School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, Santa Barbara