Talks and Conferences

Invited Talks

2019. “Climate Change, Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace” at official COP 26 EU side event “Climate and Security- emerging trends and adaptive strategies” organised by GCCA+, European External Action Service (EEAS), the Institute for Environmental Security (IES) and the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change (GMACC), 11 December 2019, Madrid, Spain.

2019. Keynote at UN DPPA and EU External Action Service meeting on “Regional Organisations Meeting on Mediation” 3 December 2019, Brussels, Belgium.

2019. “Institutional Responses to Climate-Related Security Risks.” Building a Resilient Future convened by Global Resilience Partnership and sponsored by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), 22 September 2019, New York City, USA.

2019. “Climate-Related Security Risks and Peacebuilding – What Role for the EU and Germany?” Looking ahead to Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the EU and beyond: what role for conflict prevention?“ hosted by Working Group Peace and Development (FriEnt) and the European Peacebuilding Liason Office (EPLO), 1 October 2019, Berlin, Germany.

2019. “Climate Change and Peacebuilding.” Roundtable on Climate Change, Peace and Security: Moving the agenda forward. International Peace Institute (IPI), 20 June 2019, New York, USA.

2019. “Introduction to Climate-related Security Risks Frameworks.” UN Framework for Climate-related Security Risk Assessments Experts Workshop’ hosted by UNDP, UNEP, DPPA at German Foreign Office, 3-5 April 2019, Berlin, Germany.

2019. “Climate Change, Peacebuilding, and Sustaining Peace – Reflections on the ecological foundations for a socially, economically and politically resilient peace in the Anthropocene.” Hiroshima University’s Network for Education and Research on Peace and Sustainability (NERPS) scoping workshop, 10 – 13 February 2019, Hiroshima, Japan.

2018. “Climate change and impact on lifestyles in southern Africa with the main focus on Peace and Security.” Regional Conference on Climate Change and Structural Transformation in Southern Africa. African Union Southern Africa Regional Office, 21-23 November 2018, Seychelles.

2018. “It’s complicated. Bridging social, political and environmental concerns in post-conflict peacebuilding.” Föreningen för Utvecklingsfrågor (FUF) and Mänsklig Säkerhet, 25 October 2018, Stockholm, Sweden.

2018. Stockholm Dialogue on the Nexus between Human Rights, Environmental Sustainability and Conflict Prevention. UNDP, UN Environment, Swedish Environment Protection Agency, Folke Bernadotte Academy, 12 June 2018, Stockholm, Sweden.

2018. Toward Sustainable Peace: From Risks of Post-Conflict Natural Resource Management to Opportunities for Sustaining Peace. Umeå Association of International Affairs, 22 May 2018, Umeå, Sweden.

2018. Water for Peace – Dealing with Competing Interests. Speaker at ‘Experts’ Workshop Water in Post-Conflict Situations and the Role of the Security Council’, Faculty of Law, Lund University, 15-16 February 2018, Lund, Sweden.
2018. Post-war water crisis. Speaker at seminar “Sustainable Water Diplomacy” Uppsala Association of International Affairs and Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice, 5 February 2018, Uppsala, Sweden.

2017. Climate Change and Resources Security: Challenges for Security and the Security Sector in South Asia. International Workshop organized by Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, Consortium of South Asian Think Tanks (COSATT), Kathmandu/Nepal, and Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL), 30 November – 1 December 2017, Colombo/Sri Lanka

2017. “Contributing to sustaining peace and conflict prevention: perspectives from agriculture, food security and nutrition.” Side event during Committee on World Food Security 44, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP), 9 October, Rome, Italy.

2017. Climate Change in the Horn of Africa – Security Risks and Opportunities. Seminar “Emerging Challenges on the Horn of Africa – Opportunities for Sudan” with Sudan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. Swedish Foreign Ministry and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), 24 August, Stockholm, Sweden.

2017. 15 Years of Environmental Peacemaking. Woodrow Wilson Center, 22 February, Washington, DC, USA.

2017. Environmental Peacebuilding to Sustainable Peace. Presidential Roundtable at ISA Annual Convention, February 22-25, 2017, Baltimore, USA.

2016. “Towards Sustainable Peace – Understanding the Linkages between Social, Political, and Ecological Processes in Post-War Countries”, BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion), 21 December, Bonn, Germany.

2016. “Next steps in the study of Environmental Peacebuilding”, Advance Study Group ASG The Nature of Peace, The Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies, Lund University, 25 October, Lund, Sweden.

2016. “Service Provision and Political Legitimacy: Lessons from Nepal” at the “Twenty-First Century Peacebuilding International ExpertForum 2014-2016 Environmental Governance, Climate Change, and Peacebuilding,” Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) and the International Peace Institute (IPI), 20 May, Stockholm, Sweden.

2016. Presentation at the conference “Avoiding Catastrophe – Linking Harm to Ecosystems, Armed Conflict and Public Health,” 4-6 May, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

Conference Presentations

2019

Sustainable Development Goals in fragile and conflict-affected states – Understanding the Boomerang Effect in Afghanistan’s water reconstruction. Paper presented at ISA Annual Convention, 27-30 March 2019, Toronto, Canada.

Probing mechanisms to advance policy actions on mitigating climate-conflict risks. Paper presented at ISA Annual Convention, 27-30 March 2019, Toronto, Canada. (with Pernilla Nordqvist and Malin Mobjörk).

Environmental Peacebuilding – New Research Trajectories for Post-Conflict Natural Resource Management. Roundtable at ISA Annual Convention, 27-30 March 2019, Toronto, Canada.

Governing Climate-related Security Risks: an analytical framework guiding comparative analysis. Paper presented at ISA Annual Convention, 27-30 March 2019, Toronto, Canada. (with Malin Mobjörk and Niklas Bremberg)

2018

Countering the Boomerang Effect in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States. Presented at the German Development Institute Workshop Building Sustainable Peace, 26–27 September 2018, Bonn, Germany. (with Lars Wirkus and Larry Swatuk).

2018. Governing Climate-related Security Risks: Exploring Climate Security in Regional Organisations. Paper with Malin Mobjörk, Niklas Bremberg, and Amiera Sawas presented at ISA Annual Convention, 4-7 April 2018, San Francisco, USA.

2018. Building Peace Through Climate Action – Strengthening Mechanisms of Intermediation Through Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation. Paper with Prakash Kashwan presented at ISA Annual Convention, 4-7 April 2018, San Francisco, USA.

2018. Reducing Political Fragility Through Climate Adaptation – Lessons from the Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Paper presented at ISA Annual Convention, 4-7 April 2018, San Francisco, USA.

2018. Should the UN Security Council Take Up Climate Security Issues? Roundtable chair at ISA Annual Convention, 4-7 April 2018, San Francisco, USA.

2017

2017. The Boomerang Effect – Theorizing the negative consequences of climate change adaptation and mitigation policies. Paper presented at Water Security and Climate Change, 18-21 September 2017, Cologne, Germany.

2017. Countering the Boomerang Effect: Examining Climate Change Mitigation/Adaptation Pathways to Security in South Africa. Paper presented at Water Security and Climate Change, 18-21 September 2017, Cologne, Germany.

2017. Peacebuilding Through Climate Action – Theorizing the Potential of Post-Conflict Resource Management. Paper presented at IAPCS Conference Peacebuilding During an Age of Crisis, 11-12 September 2017, Manchester, UK.

2017. Post-War Legitimacy: A Framework of Relational Agency in Peacebuilding. Paper presented at IAPCS Conference Peacebuilding During an Age of Crisis, 11-12 September 2017, Manchester, UK.

2017. Bosnia And Herzegovina. Panel Chair at IAPCS Conference Peacebuilding During an Age of Crisis, 11-12 September 2017, Manchester, UK.

2017. Environmental Peacebuilding to Sustainable Peace. Presidential Roundtable participant at ISA Annual Convention, February 22-25, 2017, Baltimore, USA.

2017. Teaching Environmental Peacebuilding. Roundtable chair at ISA Annual Convention, February 22-25, 2017, Baltimore, USA.

2017. Environmental Peacebuilding in Nepal: Lessons From Nepal’s Micro-Hydropower Projects. Paper presented at ISA Annual Convention, February 22-25, 2017, Baltimore, USA.

2017. Building Sustainable Peace – ecologically sensitive, socially desirable and politically relevant. Paper presented at ISA Annual Convention, February 22-25, 2017, Baltimore, USA.

2017. Invited participant in pre-conference workshop on “Environmental Peacebuilding” organized by Ken Conca at the ISA Convention in Baltimore, February 21, 2017.

2016

2016    Defining Environmental Peacebuilding, Roundtable chair and participant at ISA Annual Convention, March 16-19, 2016, Atlanta, USA.

2015

2015. Empowering Peace –
 Service Provision, State legitimacy and Peacebuilding in Nepal. Paper presented at “Environmental governance and human development in India and neighboring countries” conference, Department of Government, Uppsala University, September 17, 2015, Uppsala, Sweden.

2015. Environmental Peacebuilding – Approaching the nexus climate change, adaptation/mitigation, and peacebuilding. Roundtable convener and participant at ISA Annual Convention, February 18-21, 2015, New Orleans, USA.

2015. Environmental Peacebuilding and Political Legitimacy in post-conflict Nepal. Paper presented at ISA Annual Convention, February 18-21, 2015, New Orleans, USA.

2015. Water, Cooperation and Peacebuilding – Exploring (internal) transboundary water governance in Kosovo after 1999. Paper presented at ISA Annual Convention, February 18-21, 2015, New Orleans, USA.

2014

2014    Global Environmental Governance during Peacebuilding – The Case of Kosovo. Paper presented at the Nordic Political Science Association (NOPSA) conference Workshop 33: The production of “crisis” knowledge: the role of international think tanks and NGOs, 12-15 August 2014. Gothenburg, Sweden.

2014    Global Environmental Governance during Peacebuilding – The Case of Kosovo. Paper presented at the Workshop The Art of Composing the Picture: Knowledge Production in Conflict and Peacebuilding Interventions, 2-3 June 2014, Uppsala, Sweden.

2014    Climate Change Mitigation and Political Legitimacy in Post-Conflict Settings. Paper presented at ISA Annual Convention 2014 ‘Spaces and Places – Geopolitics in an Era of Globalization’, March 26-29, 2014, Toronto, Canada.

2014    Global Environmental Governance during Peacebuilding – The Case of Kosovo. Paper presented at ISA Annual Convention 2014 ‘Spaces and Places – Geopolitics in an Era of Globalization’, March 26-29, 2014, Toronto, Canada.

– 2013

2013    The Environment and Peace – Environmental Policies in Peace Processes and their contribution to Building Peace. Paper presented at ISA Annual Convention 2013 ‘The politics of international diffusion: regional and global dimension’, April 3-6, 2013, San Francisco, CA, USA.

2010    Transforming Identities – Belligerents and Reconciliation in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Paper presented at ISA Annual Convention, 17–20 February 2010, New Orleans, LA, USA.

2009    Environmental Security and Peace Building Projects – Necessary trade off for bringing peace or grossly negligent? Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Swedish Network of Peace, Conflict and Development Research, ‘Development and Security Nexus’, 6–7 November 2009, Stockholm, Sweden.

2009    Exploring Changing Identities and Reconciliation in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Paper presented at the Nordic Africa Day 2009 ‘Africa – In Search of Alternatives’, 1–3 October 2009, Trondheim, Norway.

Seminars

2014 Roundtable discussion: Integrating Water-Energy-Food Nexus Dynamics into Security and Conflict Analysis: Focus on Africa and the Broader Nile region. SEI – Stockholm Environmental Institute and FOI – Swedish Defense Research Agency. Stockholm 29 April 2014

2013 Cluster group meeting on Transboundary Water Management and Indicators. SIWI – Stockholm International Water Institute. 3 October 2013. Stockholm, Sweden.

2010 Water Issues on the International Agenda – the merging of two vital fields, 25-26 November 2010, Uppsala, Sweden.

2009 Peace Agreement Evaluation Workshop, 21 September 2009, Uppsala, Sweden; Workshop sponsored by the UN Mediation Support Unit and by courtesy of the Canadian government.

2008 Diaspora Transnationalism and its Implications for Building Peace, 4–5 December 2008, Uppsala, Sweden; policy conference hosted by the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, funded by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

2008 Conflict and Mediation – experiences and practice, 18 September 2008, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Uppsala, Sweden; Seminar with participation of President Martti Ahtisaari, HRH Crown Princess Victoria and Prof I. William Zartman.

2008 Mediation and Mediators, 17 September 2008, Uppsala, Sweden; Seminar arranged the County Board of Uppsala, University of Uppsala, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and Folke Bernadotte Academy.