1/30/15 The Upcomng U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council

Featuring Brian Israel, Office of the Legal Adviser for Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, United States Department of State

Friday, January 30, 2015

12:00 p.m.
Lunch will be provided

UCI University Club
801 East Peltason Drive
Irvine, CA 92697

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1/29/15 The Everyday Politics of Water in Egypt

The Everyday Politics of Water in Egypt
Featuring Dr. Jessica Barnes, University of South Carolina

Often accounts of water in the Nile Basin focus on trans-boundary conflicts over the shared resource. In this talk, Dr. Barnes presents an alternative view of water politics, building on ethnographic work with farmers, irrigation engineers, policymakers, and international donors in Egypt. Drawing attention to everyday practices of blocking, releasing, channeling, and diverting water, which take place on a variety of scales, she shows how the waters of the Nile are constantly made and remade as a resource. Dr. Barnes argues that it is in these quotidian practices, which shape how much and what kind of water different people are able to access, that some of the most significant political contestation actually lies.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway (SBSG) 1517
Building #214 on the campus map

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2/4/15 Sustainable Co-development: The Case of the European Union - Dr. Jean Fried

Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Time: 7 - 8:30 PM
Location:  ELH 100
As Professor of Fluid Mechanics at  the University Louis Pasteur of Strasbourg, France, Expert-Consultant at the European Commission in Brussels and UNESCO, and President of the European Institute for Water, and now Project Scientist at the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Fried developed an expert competence in directing multidisciplinary and multicultural professional groups of scientists, policymakers and planners, administrators and their technical staff, to prepare the scientific background of water legislation in the EU, and draft the corresponding water laws. He also directed water governance capacity-building programs of the EU in various countries and regions, such as, among others, the Middle East, South America, the United States, the European Union and most of its member states, Canada, Russia and Siberia, Uzbekistan, South Africa, with an emphasis on water, groundwater and sustainable development.

1/30-31/15 Program on Arctic Governance and Community-based Science in the Arctic

Time: Friday, January 30 - Saturday, January 31, 2015
Location: EDU Room 1111 (Friday 1/30) and Room 1131 (Saturday 1/31) (building # 3 on the campus map- http://uci.edu/visit/maps.php)
The aim of this two-day program is to explore ideas of what is needed for maintaining or improving governance, primarily but not exclusively environmental, in the Arctic region. The program will end with a session showcasing research by scholars who are working in the area of participatory science in the Arctic.
Sponsored by: UCI School of Law, Newkirk Center for Science & Society, Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources, Berkeley Law of the Sea Institute, Center for Unconventional Security Affairs, UCI Oceans Initiative, UCI Center in Law, Society and Culture, Fulbright Canada; Consulate General of Canada Los Angeles; Consulate General of Finland Los Angeles; Norwegian Consulate General San Francisco; Consulate General of Sweden San Francisco
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