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Arctic Shock: Using Climate Change to Test Theories of Resource Competition

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Arctic Shock: Using Climate Change to Test Theories of Resource Competition

Brown Bag Lunch
Series: International Security Brown Bag Seminar
Open to the Public - Nye A, Fifth Floor Taubman Building
November 14, 2013
12:15-2:00 p.m.

Speaker: Jonathan Markowitz, Associate, Geopolitics of Energy Project

Related Project: International Security

Description:

Why do some leaders project power to compete over resources while others handle their disputes via legal norms and international institutions? Thisáseminar develops a theory that utilizes domestic institutions and economic interests to explain why leaders project power to compete over resources. The theory is tested by observing how leaders reacted to an exogenous environmental shock that exposed resources in the Arctic. The findings have implications for maritime resource competition in the South and East China Sea and the relationship between climate change, resource scarcity, and conflict.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first comeľfirst served basis.

Contact:

ISP Program Coordinator
International Security Program, 79 John F. Kennedy St., Mailbox 53, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
HARVARD Kennedy School
Email: susan_lynch@hks.harvard.edu
Phone: 617-496-1981
Fax: 617-495-8963
Url: http://www.belfercenter.org/ISP/

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