Ecological Threats, Conflict, and Geopolitics: a view from Europe
Join IEP, Carnegie Europe and EUISS on September 29, 14:30 CET to discuss ecological threats, resilience, conflict, and geopolitics.
Serge Stroobants from the Institute for Economics & Peace will be joined by top experts Olivia Lazard from Carnegie Europe and Katariina Mustasilta from the European Union Institute for Security Studies to discuss ecological threats, resilience, conflict, and geopolitics.
About the Speakers:
Serge Stroobants is the Director of Europe and the MENA region at the Institute for Economics and Peace. His academic specialization is in political sciences, international relations, security and defence, global risk analysis, foresight and crisis management. He holds degrees from the Belgian Royal Military Academy, the Free University of Brussels, Université Jean Moulin Lyon III (France), the German General Staff College and Vesalius College.
Olivia Lazard is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe. Her research focuses on the geopolitics of climate, the transition ushered by climate change, and the risks of conflict and fragility associated to climate change and environmental collapse. Olivia is an environmental peacemaking and mediation practitioner as well as a researcher. She has over twelve years of experience in the peacemaking sector at field and policy levels. With an original specialization in the political economy of conflicts, she has worked for various NGOs, the UN, the EU, and donor states in the Middle East, Latin America, Sub-Saharan and North Africa, and parts of Asia.
Katariina Mustasilta is a Senior Associate Analyst dealing with conflict research at the EUISS. Her research applies both quantitative and qualitative methods to study the drivers of countries’ internal conflicts and how to prevent violent escalation, the dynamics of civil resistance, and local peace and conflict dynamics. She is the Editor of the EUISS Conflict Series. Katariina gained her PhD at the Department of Government, University of Essex (2019), and has previously worked with peacebuilding issues in both public and non-governmental sectors. She holds a Master’s Degree in Peace.