When: Thursday, September 9th @ 12pm
Where: In Person at MidWest One Bank (across from the Pentacrest, University of Iowa)
Speakers: Dr. Sara Mitchell and Yufan Yang
Dr. Sara Mitchell and Yufan Yang will discuss how climate change and natural disasters influence the chances for war and peace between countries. They will review what we know about this important topic, connect to their ongoing research, and discuss the policy implication of their findings.
Dr. Sara M. Mitchell is the F. Wendell Miller Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa. She is the author of six books and more than 55 journal articles and book chapters. She has received over 1.1 million dollars in external grants. Her areas of expertise include international conflict, political methodology, and gender issues in academia. Professor Mitchell is co-founder of the Journeys in World Politics workshop, a mentoring workshop for junior IR women. She received the ISA Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar Award (2015), a distinguish alumni award from Iowa State University, and she served as President of the Peace Science Society.
Yufan Yang is a doctoral candidate of political science at the University of Iowa. She studies international relations and political methodology. Her areas of expertise include political violence, environmental politics, and text analysis. She is the author of a journal article in Defense and Peace Economics and a book chapter in What Do We Know About War (Third Edition).