Monday, January 17, 2022

Coming up Monday 1/17/22 - Richard Matthew, PhD Associate Dean for Research and International Programs at UC Irvine, Director of the Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, Director of the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs - UC Irvine, and Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy, and Political Science at UC Irvine


LISTEN to today's show
featuring 
Richard Matthew, PhD

Associate Dean for Research and International Programs, UC Irvine
Director, Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, UC Irvine 
Director, Center for Unconventional Security Affairs, UC Irvine 
Professor, Urban Planning and Public Policy, and Political Science, UC Irvine


ABOUT DR. RICHARD A MATTHEW, PHD

Richard A. Matthew (BA McGill; PhD Princeton) is Associate Dean for Research and International Programs and Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy at the University of California at Irvine. He is also the inaugural Director of the Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation (http://blumcenter.uci.edu/); co-Principal Investigator for both the NSF-funded FloodRISE Project (http://floodrise.uci.edu) and the NOAA-funded SedRISE Project; Senior Fellow at IISD in Geneva; member of United Nations Expert Group on Environment, Conflict and Peacebuilding; a member of IUCN CEESP and co-chair of its Task Force on Conservation, Migration and Conflict; and Vice-President of the Environmental Peacebuilding Association (https://environmentalpeacebuilding.org ).


His research explores challenges at the intersection of nature loss and climate change, poverty and inequality, and disaster and violent conflict. Current research focuses on the co-development of visualization tools using big data and local knowledge to provide practical hazard risk management support to communities that are extremely vulnerable to flood events. Over the past twenty years, he has done extensive fieldwork in conflict and disaster zones in Cambodia, the DRC, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Swaziland. He served on UN humanitarian and peacebuilding missions in DRC, Rwanda and Sierra Leone. He has given three TEDx talks and been a featured storyteller on The Moth twice. He has over 200 publications.

Janeane will speak to Dr. Matthew about:
  • The Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation and their focus is on the impacts of environmental change on the most vulnerable people here and abroad

  • Mobilizing the resources of a major university to support their efforts to adapt and build resilience

  • The Blum Center's impactful programs on forced migration, planetary health, environmental peace building, flood risk modeling, the science and practice of compassion and human trafficking, etc. 

  • Who this organization works with (e.g. the UN, IUCN and several other organizations)

WATCH TEDxOrangeCoast - Richard Matthew - Natural Resources for Peacebuilding

Jun 8, 2011 • "Mankind has created borders that evolved through time. Richard Matthew explores how are borders 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 crisis. 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 in Sierra Leone. He teaches courses on sustainability and social enterprise."


ABOUT

Associate Dean of Research and International Programs, School of Social Ecology
Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy and Political Science
Ph.D. Princeton University
(949) 824-9670
rmatthew@uci.edu
212C Social Ecology I

Department:
Urban Planning and Public Policy

Specializations:
Environment, conflict and peacebuilding; transnational threat networks; international ethics

Curriculum Vitae

Richard A. Matthew (BA McGill; PhD Princeton) is Professor of International and Environmental Politics in the Schools of Social Ecology and Social Science at the University of California at Irvine, and founding Director of the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs (www.cusa.uci.edu).

He studies (a) the environmental dimensions of conflict and peacebuilding; (b) climate change adaptation in conflict and post-conflict societies; and (c) transnational threat systems. He has done extensive field work in conflict zones in South Asia and East, Central and West Africa.

In addition to his positions at UCI, he is also a Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Sustainable Development in Geneva; a Senior Fellow at the Munk School at the University of Toronto; a senior member of the United Nations Expert Advisory Group on Environment, Conflict and Peacebuilding; and a member of the World Conservation Union’s Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy. Dr. Matthew has received Certificates of Recognition for his research and service activities from the U.S. Congress, the California State Legislature and the City of Los Angeles. He has over 150 publications including seven books and co-edited volumes.
Web Links of Research Sites
www.cusa.uci.edu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btxcAEj3puo&feature=youtu.be
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Center-for-Unconventional-Security-Affairs/146645732989



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