Conference: Climate Change and Violence

Conference Climate Change and Violence: How Heating the Planet Creates Conflict and Death” at Utah Valley University

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H.E. Talaybek Kydyrov, the permanent representative of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United Nations during the conference at UVU

UVU hosted on March 21-22, a conference, titled “Climate Change and Violence: How Heating the Planet Creates Conflict and Death,” with participation of Tariq Banuri, a professor at the University of Utah and former director of the U.N. Division for Sustainable Development, Greg White, a professor at Smith College and director of the Global Studies Center, and Christian Parenti, an investigative journalist on climate change and faculty at the SIT Graduate Institute. The conference culminated on March 22 with guest speaker Talaibek Kydyrov, the permanent representative of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United Nations, and a screening of the award-winning documentary film, “The Island President.” Kydyrov made a presentation, entitled “Problems of Sustainable Development and Climate Change in Kyrgyzstan.” Conference was a part of the J. Bonner Ritchie Dialogue on Peace and Justice, which the Peace & Justice Studies program at UVU hosts every spring, by bringing together scholars and practitioners involved in the most pertinent issues of our time. (see:http://www.uvu.edu/peaceandjustice/events/upcoming.html)

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