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Offer: Demography, Environment, and Conflict in Indonesia and India

Please join the Environmental Change and Security Program for

Demography, Environment, and Conflict in Indonesia and India

featuring

Henrik Urdal, Senior Researcher, Centre for the Study of Civil War,
International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO)

Steve Rhee, Environment and Labor Officer, Office of Multilateral Trade
Affairs, Bureau of Economics, Energy, and Business Affairs, U.S.
Department of State

Tuesday, April 21, 2009
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
5th Floor Conference Room
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC, USA 20004
Webcast live at www.wilsoncenter.org

Several recent country-level studies have found only moderate support
for the idea that population pressure and resource scarcity can lead to
political violence. This finding challenges much of the case-study
literature in the field, as well as widely held popular perceptions. But
the level of analysis may partly explain the discrepancy.

Sub-national empirical studies in India and Indonesia conducted by
Henrik Urdal of the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo
(PRIO), provide more support for the resource scarcity and conflict
scenario than most cross-national studies. Urdal will present these case
studies and discuss the relationship between population, resource
scarcity, conflict, and governance. Steve Rhee of the U.S. Department of
State will discuss his extensive work on forest and land-tenure
conflicts between villagers and timber companies in Kalimantan,
Indonesia.

If you are interested, but unable to attend the event, please tune in
to the live or archived webcast at www.wilsoncenter.org. The webcast
will begin approximately 10 minutes after the posted meeting time. You
will need Windows Media Player to watch the webcast. To download the
free player, visit:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download.

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