In anticipation of its 100th anniversary, the Walsh School of Foreign Service is organizing an annual Centennial Event Series. Each year leading up to the 2019-2020 centennial year, SFS will choose an important theme around which to plan programs for the Georgetown and Washington, DC communities. Featuring experts and practitioners in international affairs and other disciplines intersecting with the theme, the Centennial Event Series will demonstrate the reach and relevance of SFS scholarship and its impact on key global issues.

The 2016-2017 Centennial Event Series theme is The Environment.

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Displacement, Civilian Protection, & Climate Change: A Conversation with Tiffany Easthom

April 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This presentation will explore the nexus between climate change and conflict, which represents a grave threat to human security. The impact of sudden climate shocks and ongoing climate change conditions is exacerbating fragile situations in regions already characterized by high levels of violence and ongoing conflict. Tiffany Easthom, Executive Director of Nonviolent Peaceforce will discuss the need for organizations and individuals with expertise in climate change, renewable energy and conflict prevention to work together to create innovative solutions.
Tiffany Easthom is the executive director of Nonviolent Peaceforce since August, 2016. She has an extensive history working in the field as an unarmed civilian protector serving as Program Director for Nonviolent Peaceforce ‘s Middle East program, Country Director in South Sudan and prior to that a protection officer for NP’s program in Sri Lanka. Tiffany holds a BA in Justice Studies and a MA Degree in Human Security and Peacebuilding from Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She also studied peacebuilding in the field in Uganda and served as Country Director for Peace Brigades International in Indonesia.
This event is part of the SFS Centennial Event Series on the environment. As the School of Foreign Service approaches the one-hundredth anniversary of its founding in 2019, it is curating a year-long event series that convenes thinking and reflection on vital issues across the school, the university, and the community.
Other cosponsors include STIA and the Department of Theology. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by April 15 to jups@georgetown.edu. A good faith effort will be made to fulfill requests made after 4/15.
Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by 4/21 to jups@georgetown.edu. A good faith effort will be made to fulfill requests made after 4/21.

Organizer

Georgetown University Program on Justice & Peace

Venue

McShaine Lounge Large
3700 O Street NW, McCarthy Hall, Library Walk
Washington, DC 20057 United States
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