Just a quick note to thank all of those that participated in the panels on natural resource management and peacebuilding in post-conflict settings at this year’s Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.
1) Peace-Building as Natural Resource Management: The uncertain efficacy of the “Peace Ambassador” program in Afghanistan – Kramer Y. Gillin, University of Wisconsin at Madison.
2) (Re)defining, (Re)negotiating and (Re)expressing Rights: Land use and management systems in South Sudan – Matthew F. Pritchard, McGill University.
3) Peacebuilding Approaches to Improve Management of High Value Natural Resource Rights – Jon Unruh, McGill University.
4) Peace +20: Restoration and paying the price in El Salvador – Fiona C. Wilmot, Texas A&M University.
5) Medicinal plants for good and ill: Promoting ultra-high value crops in conflict, post-conflict, and counter narcotic settings – Allison Brown.
6) Conflict, meanings and livelihood challenges: Traditional resource management struggles in Fatuluku East Timor – Alexander Cullen, University of Melbourne.
7) When Politics Trump practicality: Oil pipeline development in South Sudan – Emily Savage, McGill University.
Special thanks to the discussants, attendees, and to the Indian Ocean World Centre at McGill University.