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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

ND-ECI Brown Bag Seminar: Rahul Oka

Title:  When Economic Visions Clash with Socio-Ecological and Health Realities: Limitations to Refugee Self-Reliance in Arid and Semi-Arid Landscapes in Northern Kenya

Brown Bag Seminar Oka


In recent years, relief agencies and donor groups have pushed for converting refugee camps into economic business zones where refugees and displaced populations living in enduring encampment situations and their (usually impoverished) host communities can enhance their resilience and achieve self-reliance. Drawing on recent work on refugee-host dynamics and social economies in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) areas of Turkana and Garissa Counties in Northern Kenya, we show that economic visions of refugees and hosts living self-reliant lives in integrated settlements face numerous and even fatal limitations due to the combination of psycho-social and psycho-biological health of refugees and hosts in ASALs and the specific human-environmental dynamics of ASALs. Abstract:  …

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Location: Galvin 115B

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

GIS Day at Notre Dame

Join us as we celebrate the impact of geospatial technology and its power to better our lives.

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Location: 246 Hesburgh Library

Thursday, November 14, 2019

ND-ECI Brown Bag Seminar: Jason McLachlan

Ecological Forecasting Initiative: An Opportunity for Predictive Science

Brown Bag Seminar Mclachlan


Environmental science has a long history of success providing guidance to societal decisions about the future state of populations, communities, and ecosystems: What is the risk of a flu epidemic? What will be the likely consequence of this decision about forest management for wildfires?  How much fertilizer can I apply to my farm without damaging water quality? In the past, the connections between data availability, scientific research, and decision making has generally been informal and sometimes ad hoc

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Location: Galvin 115B

Friday, November 15, 2019

C-Prize Launch

This event is for all Notre Dame Students, Undergraduate, or Graduate.

Are you passionate about Wildlife Conservation, Clean Energy or Climate Change?  Can you come up with an idea that helps a nonprofit anywhere in the world do their mission better, faster or more efficiently?  Would you like $10,000 in seed capital 

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Location: 102 DeBartolo Hall

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

"On Water Resources, Cooperation and Conflicts," by Marc Muller

Marc Muller

Marc Müller is a Kellogg Faculty Fellow and an Assistant Professor in hydrology and water resources at the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Science. …

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Location: C103 Hesburgh Center for International Studies