[MCN] Wilderness Institute Lecture Series Tuesday 2/7- "Building Anew: A Holistic Approach to Post-War Recovery"
Rachel.James at umontana.edu
Mon Feb 6 14:53:54 EST 2017
Join the Wilderness Institute<http://www.cfc.umt.edu/wi/default.php> for the second of nine lectures in the 33rd Annual Wilderness Issues Lecture Series<http://www.cfc.umt.edu/wi/education/lecture-series/default.php>
"Building Anew: A Holistic Approach to Post-War Recovery," Dr. Kimberly Maynard, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center Fellow in International Affairs
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
The series takes place every Tuesday at 7:00pm in Gallagher Business Building Room 122 on the UM campus.
In the past, the efforts to "get back to normal" after war often resulted in rebuilding the same systems that precipitated the conflict in the first place. The result is 80 percent of wars fought in this millennium were rekindled from earlier conflicts. The future that considers this lesson is one in which a more holistic view of society leads the recovery effort. Crisis equals disaster plus opportunity.
The opportunity is to not "re" build from a problem perspective but to envision and build anew from a possibilities perspective. This alignment with global trends towards quantum dynamics is already evident in some post-war recovery and is necessary for a more peaceful future.
Dr. Maynard’s work in crisis management, conflict recovery, and peacebuilding straddles the gulfs between thinking and doing and between what exists and new possibilities. For 30 years, she has worked in the heart of disasters and civil wars, supporting their transition from crisis to peace and renewal. She researches, writes, speaks, and engages directly in revitalizing war-torn communities through local collaboration. Dr. Maynard is currently exploring how change manifests, including leadership, trends, attraction, and participatory processes. She holds a doctorate in International Affairs and is the author of numerous publications including, Healing Communities in Conflict: International Assistance in Complex Emergencies (Columbia University Press, 1999).
As usual, these lectures are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. UM students may receive credit for the series by registering for NRSM 371, CRN 30257.
Please join us for this and upcoming lectures on Tuesday evenings, brought to you by the Wilderness Institute at the University of Montana. If you would like additional information, please contact the Wilderness Institute at (406) 243-6916 or wi at cfc.umt.edu<mailto:wi at cfc.umt.edu> or visit the Wilderness Issues Lecture Series website<http://www.cfc.umt.edu/wi/education/lecture-series/default.php>.
A complete list of speakers and topics can be found below.
Speaker Schedule for 2017 Wilderness Issues Lecture Series
February 7 —"Building Anew: A Holistic Approach to Post-War Recovery," Dr. Kimberly Maynard, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center Fellow in International Affairs
February 14 — “After the Quake: Lessons From Nepal," Charlotte Austin, author, adventurer and mountain guide
February 21 — “Bringing Life Back to Northwest Rivers and Nearshore Environments: The Elwha River and Nisqually Delta Restorations," Dr. Jeff Crane, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Martin's University in Lacey, Washington
February 28 — "The Career of an Adventure-Conservationist,” Jonathan Waterman, award-winning author and wilderness explorer
March 7 — “Equity and Information Access in the Context of Natural Disasters”, Dr. Rebecca Bendick, geologist and professor, University of Montana
March 14 — "Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty: Columbia River as International Case Study in Ethics and Water", Dr. John Osborn, Physician and Conservationist, Ethics and Treaty Project, Center for Environmental Law and Policy
March 28 — “Exxon Valdez Oil Spill – its Influence on Conservation and Oil in Arctic Alaska,” Dan Ritzman, Regional Director, Sierra Club
April 4 — “The Federal Public Lands Transfer and Privatization Movement from the Sagebrush Rebellion to the American Lands Council: What is Driving it and What Could it Mean for Our Country? ” Hal Herring, award-winning journalist, writer, and editor
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