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Shell Lecture Series – Minerals and Society: Need, Greed and a Sustainable Future

Posted: November 14th, 2011

Saleem Ali from the University of Vermont will be giving a talk entitled “Minerals and Society: Need, Greed and a Sustainable Future” on November 23, 2011, 9:30 a.m. to 11:20, in Kingston Hall room 101.

Saleem H. Ali is Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Director of the Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security at UVM’s James Jeffords Center for Policy Research. He is also on the adjunct faculty of Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies and the visiting faculty for the United Nations mandated University for Peace (Costa Rica).

Dr. Ali’s research focuses on the causes and consequences of environmental conflicts and how ecological factors can promote peace. Much of his empirical research has focused on environmental conflicts in the mineral sector. His most recent book is titled Treasures of the Earth: Need, Greed and a Sustainable Future. He is also the author of Mining, the Environment and Indigenous Development Conflicts.

Everyone is invited to attend.


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