NYU’s “Conflict, Security, and Development Series - Spring 2012” to Examine U.S. Covert War in Mexico, U.S. Geopolitics in the Horn of Africa, and Humanitarian Aid


The every-Tuesday program of lunch-hour dialogues with a global perspective takes place at NYU Wagner. It is co-presented by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU Law School, the Center for Global Affairs at NYU’s School for Continuing and Professional Studies, NYU Master of Public Health Program, and the Office of International Programs at NYU Wagner.

Every Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.,  New York University's “Conflict, Security, and Development Series - Spring 2012” examines new research, discusses creative policy approaches, and highlights recent analytical and practical innovations in responding to the challenges of security and development in the context of conflict and post-conflict situations.

The weekly program of lunch-hour dialogues -- which takes place at NYU Wagner -- is co-presented by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU Law School, the Center for Global Affairs at NYU’s School for Continuing and Professional Studies, NYU Master of Public Health Program, and the Office of International Programs at NYU Wagner.

NYU Wagner is located in the Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, at the corner of Houston Street, 2nd Floor, New York, N.Y. The events are in the school’s Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue.

RSVP is required – go to http://wagner.nyu.edu/events/conflictsecurityanddevelopmentseries-spring2012 and check off one or more events:

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

“Bringing it All Back Home: International Development in Reverse,” with Brad Heckman, chief executive officer, New York Peace Institute.

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

“Mega-dams, Oil and 'Terrorists':  Blowback from U.S. Geopolitics in the Horn of Africa,” with  Claudia Carr, associate professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley.

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

“The United States and its Covert War in Mexico: Who’s Winning?,” with Ginger Thompson, Washington correspondent, The New York Times.

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

“Accountability to Beneficiaries of Humanitarian Aid: What is it and How Can it Be Measured?,” with Mark Foran, assistant professor of emergency medicine at the NYU School of Medicine; attending emergency physician, Bellevue Hospital Center and NYU Langone Medical Center; associate faculty, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.

Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2012, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

“The Politics of Truth, Justice and Reconciliation: A Comparative Study on Argentina, Chile, Peru and Uruguay,” with Dr. Vilma "Nina" Balmaceda, director, Center for Scholarship and Global Engagement; associate professor of political science, Nyack College.

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