The impacts of protracted conflict and climate change are felt more keenly in East Africa than almost anywhere else in the world.  

This means that interventions designed to support climate adaptation and promote food security need to think about conflict too. But what is the link between these kinds of interventions and conflict? Do they reduce conflict? Do they make it worse?  

In this webinar, XCEPT Research Fund awardee Dr Ore Koren will takes on these questions. Using South Sudan as a case study, he shows how statistical modeling of conflict and climate data can reveal surprising insights into how climate adaptation strategies shape conflict. 

Speakers include:

  • Ore Koren – Associate Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington. Koren’s research focuses on the intersection of conflict and development, with an emphasis on the role of environmental features, food security, and disease outbreaks.
  • Brian Greenhill – Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University at Albany, State University of New York.  His research focuses on the impact of economic and political globalisation on human rights, climate change, and conflict.