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  • What Does it Take to Build Sustainable Peace?

    What Does it Take to Build Sustainable Peace?

    A multi-part video series explains how the Sustaining Peace Project is helping to understand and cultivate long-lasting peace.

  • New Seminar Focuses on Links Between Environment, Conflict and Security

    New Seminar Focuses on Links Between Environment, Conflict and Security

    The Earth Institute is launching a new interdisciplinary seminar to help business and policy leaders better understand the connections between environmental stresses, natural resources and conflicts.

  • An Inside Look at “The Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love”

    This semester, the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development was pleased to host Carey Clinton, Regional Recruiter, and BriAnne Watkins, Assessment Specialist Recruiter, of the Peace Corps at the Earth Institute as part of the Sustainability Speaker Series.

  • The Missing Piece in Sustainable Peace

    The Missing Piece in Sustainable Peace

    We know very little about what “peace” is (and what it isn’t), the conditions that promote it, the motives that drive people to work for it, how to measure it, and how to build a climate and infrastructure that sustains it. Why? Because we don’t study peace. We study war, violence, aggression and conflict—and peace…

  • Climate-Security Linkages Lost in Translation

    Climate-Security Linkages Lost in Translation

    Contrary to recent news stories, the possibility that climate change might trigger conflict remains very real.

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Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

  • What Does it Take to Build Sustainable Peace?

    What Does it Take to Build Sustainable Peace?

    A multi-part video series explains how the Sustaining Peace Project is helping to understand and cultivate long-lasting peace.

  • New Seminar Focuses on Links Between Environment, Conflict and Security

    New Seminar Focuses on Links Between Environment, Conflict and Security

    The Earth Institute is launching a new interdisciplinary seminar to help business and policy leaders better understand the connections between environmental stresses, natural resources and conflicts.

  • An Inside Look at “The Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love”

    This semester, the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development was pleased to host Carey Clinton, Regional Recruiter, and BriAnne Watkins, Assessment Specialist Recruiter, of the Peace Corps at the Earth Institute as part of the Sustainability Speaker Series.

  • The Missing Piece in Sustainable Peace

    The Missing Piece in Sustainable Peace

    We know very little about what “peace” is (and what it isn’t), the conditions that promote it, the motives that drive people to work for it, how to measure it, and how to build a climate and infrastructure that sustains it. Why? Because we don’t study peace. We study war, violence, aggression and conflict—and peace…

  • Climate-Security Linkages Lost in Translation

    Climate-Security Linkages Lost in Translation

    Contrary to recent news stories, the possibility that climate change might trigger conflict remains very real.