WES Series – Workshops on Environment and Security
The Workshops on Environment and Security (WES) provide a space for researchers from different academic backgrounds to discuss how environmental and security issues mutually influence each other.
This collaborative effort is the product of a renewed partnership between Sciences Po Paris (Sciences Po) and the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) on environment and security, with the additional participation of three partner institutions, the University of Geneva (UniGe), the University of Economics in Bratislava (EUBA) and the Fletcher School of Tufts University. For this first edition, we organize 5 workshops over a year, beginning in late 2014, each partner university hosting one workshop.
This collective effort aims to pursue an interdisciplinary dialogue initiated in the 1990s by researchers from environmental and security fields. The research perspectives that emerged over the last two decades have focused on several dimensions of the environment-security nexus. Today, this multifaceted field of environmental security is still investigating new linkages of the environment-security nexus. Yet, social sciences so far have insufficiently engaged with the issue. Therefore, WES aims to foster a renewed engagement of social sciences on these issues and explore the new dimensions that have irrigated the research agenda and public discourses and policies on the environment-security nexus.
Brussels’ opening public conference: October 20th 2014
What societal transformations induced by climate change?
Workshop at Sciences Po: November 27th 2014
The scarecrows of climate change : Security discourses on environmental migration
Workshop at UniGe: February 2015
Securitization theories and the environment
Workshop at the Fletcher School of Tufts University: March 2015
Hydropolitics and security
Workshop at EUBA: March 12th 2015
Natural resources and security: water basin and forest managements
Workshop at ULB: August 2015
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