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
|Speaker:||Jonathan Markowitz, Associate, Geopolitics of Energy Project|
Related Project: International Security
Why do some leaders project power to compete over resources while others handle their disputes via legal norms and international institutions? This seminar 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 come–first served basis.
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