Upcoming Event at GW on Climate Shocks in Belize

Resilience and Vulnerability: Weathering Climate Shocks in Coastal Belize

Dr. Sara Alexander

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Chair of Anthropology,
and Director of Institute of Archaeology at Baylor University

When: Thu, Sep 13 | 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Where: 1957 E Street NW
6th floor, Lindner Family Commons, 602

Sara Alexander is an applied social anthropologist whose research focuses on livelihood security and vulnerability, food security, ecotourism, natural resource management, human dimensions of climate change, and the HIV/AIDS pandemic. She recently completed a two-year field study, funded by NOAA, in several coastal communities in the Meso American Barrier Reef System to examine a resilience of vulnerable households to climate-related events and shocks. These data are being used to develop a Resiliency Index.

Open to the public; please RSVP at go.gwu.edu/alexander

Sponsored by the Culture in Global Affairs (CIGA) Program which is part of the Elliott School’s Institute for Global and International Studies

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