Discussion: Victim or Cause? Environment in Conflicts

Wednesday 26 April 2017, 16.00-18.00
University of Helsinki (Main Building / Hall 6, Fabianinkatu 33)


What is the role of the environment in conflicts? What kinds of perspectives does history offer to this? What ideological, societal and administrative factors might affect how the environment becomes a party to a conflict, as a victim or a cause?


Historians without Borders in Finland organises a discussion around these themes on the 26 April at the University of Helsinki.


Joining the discussion are:


Dr Stephen Brain, Associate Professor of Soviet/Russian History, Environmental History and Forest History at Mississippi State University (USA);


Dr Jennifer Hoyt, Associate Professor of Latin American History at Berry College (USA);


Pasi Rinne, Chairman of Gaia Group (FIN);


Dr Richard R. Tucker, Adjunct Professor of World Environmental History at the University of Michigan (USA);


Emma Hakala, Secretary of the Board of Historians without Borders in Finland and Graduate Student of Environmental History at the University of Helsinki, will moderate the discussion.


Erkki Tuomioja, Chairman of Historians without Borders in Finland, will open the event.


The discussion will take place from 16:00 to 18:00 in the main building of the University of Helsinki (Fabianinkatu 33) in Hall 6.


The event is free of charge and there is no need for preliminary registration. More information: info@hwb.fi and the Facebook event.