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Impact of Climate Change in Africa Explored in Research Presentations

Friday May 7, 2010 12:15 PM - 4:00 PM | Sid Richardson Hall (SRH) Building 3

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The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law presents "New Research on the Impact of Climate Change in Africa," an afternoon of research presentations with Dr. Cullen Hendrix and Dr. Idean Salehyan, assistant professors at the University of North Texas and LBJ School Global Policy Studies students on Friday, May 7, 2010 at 12:15 pm in Sid Richardson Hall, Building 3.  Lunch and refreshments will be served.

"Political Disorder in Africa: A New Dataset"
Sid Richardson Hall (SRH), 3.124
12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Dr. Cullen Hendrix and Dr. Idean Salehyan have collected data on thousands of protests, riots, strikes and violent events for all African countries for the period 1990-2009. Their presentation will highlight some of the potential uses of the data and report preliminary findings on the climate and conflict nexus.

"Mapping Insecurity: New Models of Climate Change Vulnerability in Africa"
SRH 3.122
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Global Policy Studies students at the LBJ School will present the findings of a year-long policy research project on climate change and security in Africa. The students assessed the physical and environmental sources as well as the political, economic and social sources of vulnerability of African states to climate change using geographic information systems (GIS) at the sub-national level.

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