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Events in "Resource Conflict" research area
Jan
12
2012
Coltan, Advocacy, and Conflict Minerals in the Congo
January 12, 2012 starting at 12:00 PM until January 12, 2012 2:00 PM
Join us in a presentation on Coltan and other conflict mineral issues by Michael Nest, Congo researcher and author of the recently published "Coltan."
Oct
19
2010
From Curse to Cure? Natural Resources in Post-Conflict Liberia
October 19, 2010 starting at 5:00 PM until October 19, 2010 6:30 PM
Presented by the first Liu Institute Visiting Scholar in Residence at Green College, Wynet Smith.
May
5
2010
Networking Justice: The Local and Global in Transition
May 5, 2010 starting at 10:00 AM until May 5, 2010 4:00 AM
The Transitional Justice Network is hosting a one-day workshop designed to promote interdisciplinary exchange and facilitate greater networking and collaboration on related research topics across three universities in Western Canada: SFU, UVic, and UBC. The workshop will be devoted to understanding indigenous, institutional, and creative approaches to transitional justice.
Mar
12
2008
Do We Still Need the World Bank?
March 12, 2008 starting at 8:30 AM until March 12, 2008 10:00 AM
Dr. Paul Collier will keynote the plenary session of the Student-Led Colloquium on the World Bank and it's influence on poverty reduction.
Mar
11
2008
Dr. Paul Collier discusses Commodity Booms and Poverty Alleviation
March 11, 2008 starting at 7:30 PM until March 11, 2008 9:30 PM
Dr. Paul Collier joins UBC's Celebrate Research Week to discuss two of his recent works, "Managing Commodity Booms: Lessons of International Experience" and "Poverty Reduction in Africa". UBC experts will discuss and respond to Dr. Collier's research findings.
Mar
11
2008
The Liu Institute hosts Paul Collier, author of best-seller, "The Bottom Billion"
March 11, 2008 starting at 1:30 PM until March 11, 2008 3:30 PM
Dr. Paul Collierís research focuses on the causes and consequences of civil war, the effects of aid, and the problems of democracy in low-income and natural-resource-rich societies. In addition to the usual academic outputs, his work has had substantial policy impact. In the past year Dr. Collier has been the senior adviser to the Right Honourable Tony Blairís Commission on Africa, addressed the General Assembly of the UN, given a seminar at 10 Downing St. , and been invited to meet with Condoleezza Rice on her recent UK visit.
Feb
14
2007
Fatal Transitions? From Conflict Diamonds to Peace Diamonds in Sierra Leone
February 14, 2007 starting at 12:00 AM until February 14, 2007 12:00 AM
Diamonds have been portrayed as a driving factor in Sierra Leone's decade long conflict, leading to the 'Fatal Transactions' international campaign against 'conflict diamonds'. Since 1999 international aid agencies have spend about 10 million dollars
Jan
22
2003
Fuelling War:
Extractive Sectors and Armed Conflicts

January 22, 2003 starting at 12:00 AM until January 22, 2003 12:00 AM
Philippe Le Billon, Associate Professor at UBC and Liu Institute Associate, will examine the multiple relationships existing between extractive sectors and armed conflicts, ranging from corruption to the violation of UN sanctions. It will also anal
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