The Center for Unconventional Security Affairs cordially invites you
to attend

From Blood Diamonds to Mountain Gorillas: An Environmental Perspective
on Peacebuilding in Africa

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
7:30 am to 9:00 am
Beckman Center
100 Academy
Irvine, CA 92617

Featuring keynote speaker Richard Matthew, Ph.D. - Director, Center
for Unconventional Security Affairs
School of Social Ecology
University of California, Irvine

The Albertine Rift is one of the most biodiverse and ecologically
unique regions of Africa. Sadly it has also been the site of some of
the world's most violent conflicts in recent history. This turbulent
context can pose a range of risks and opportunities to
conservationists who are managing resources that can be both a seed of
conflict and foundation for peace-building. Integrating environment
and natural resources into peacebuilding is no longer an option - it
is a security imperative. From Conflict to Peacebuilding: The Role of
Natural Resources and the Environment (United Nations Environment
We hope you will be able to join us on February 2, 2010 for this
important community briefing by CUSA Director, Richard Matthew.

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