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Natural Resources for Peacebuilding | Richard Matthew | TEDxOrangeCoast (English)

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Mankind has created borders that evolved through time. Richard Matthew explores how borders are really frontiers inviting exploration and innovation.

Richard Matthew, Ph.D., is a professor at the University of California Irvine and the founding director of the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs (www.cusa.uci.edu). He spends much of his time in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia studying how environmental stress contributes to violent conflict and other types of crises. For several years he has worked closely with the United Nations to integrate natural resource management and climate change adaptation into peace-building efforts, participating in various field assessments, and directing one of these assessments in Sierra Leone. He teaches courses on sustainability and social enterprise.

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