Our Next Distinguished Speaker: Aaron Wolf


Thu, 03/27/2014 - 3:30pm
Aaron Wolf, professor of geography at Oregon State University, will be presenting at two events at the University of Arizona. The first event, "Shared waters: Spirituality, Conflict, and Cooperation" wil be held by WSP on Thursday, March 27th from 3:30-5:00PM at the Koffler Building, Room 216.  Aaron's second presentation, "Water and the Arab-Israeli Peace Process," will be a joint colloquium held by the School of Geography and Development and the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, on Friday, March 28th from 3:30-5:00PM in Room 404 of the Harvill Building.  

Biography: Aaron T. Wolf is a professor of geography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University.  His research and teaching focus is on the interaction between water science and water policy, particularly as related to conflict prevention and resolution. He has acted as consultant to the US Department of State, the US Agency for International Development, the World Bank, and several governments on various aspects of transboundary water resources and dispute resolution.  All told, he is (co-) author or (co-) editor of seven books, including Core and Periphery: A Comprehensive Approach to Middle Eastern Water, (Oxford University Press, 1997), Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Resolution, (United Nations University Press, 2000), Managing and Transforming Water Conflicts (Cambridge University Press, 2009), and close to fifty journal articles, book chapters, and professional reports on various aspects of transboundary waters, from the local scale to the international.  A trained mediator/facilitator, he directs the Program in Water Conflict Management and Transformation, through which he has offered workshops, facilitations, and mediation in basins throughout the world (www.transboundarywaters.orst.edu).


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