First, climate change, receding glaciers and melting ice sheets are causing the oceans to rise dramatically. What does that mean for the world’s coastal cities? [ dur: 15 mins. ]
- Andrea Dutton is a Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida. She is the co-author of Tropical Tales of Polar Ice:Evidence of Last Interglacial Polar Ice Sheet Retreat Recorded by Fossil Reefs of the Granitic Seychelles Island published in Quaternary Science Reviews.
- Brian Fagan is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is the author of numerous books including The Attacking Ocean: The Past, Present, and Future of Rising Sea Levels, The Great Warming: Climate Change and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations, The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History and Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization
Then, designing peace in divided societies. How do you make peace after fatal conflicts and loss of lands? What is the role of conflict in identity and in peacemaking? [ dur: 43 mins. ]
- Neophytos Loizides is Professor and Chair in International Conflict Analysis in the School of Politics & International Relations (POLIR) at the University of Kent. He is the author of The Politics of Majority Nationalism: Framing Peace, Stalemates, and Crises and Designing Peace: Cyprus and Institutional Innovations in Divided Societies. He is also the co-editor (with Oded Haklai) of Settlers in Contested Lands: Territorial Disputes and Ethnic Conflicts.
- Dr. Madura Rasaratnam is a Lecturer in Comparative Politics in the Department of International Politics at City University of London. She is the author of Tamils and the Nation: India and Sri Lanka Compared.
This program is produced with generous contribution from Ankine Aghassian, Melissa Chiprin, Tim Page, Mike Hurst and Sudd Dongre.