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July 2019

The implications of counterinsurgency experience for international development

July 2 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
MC 4-300

A book presentation by Dennis de Tray.  A seminar of the Social & Environmental TG and Economics TG.  Drawing on his 2018 book (de Tray, (2018) Why Counterinsurgency Fails, Palgrave and McMillan) the author will present his case for an alternate approach in conflict-affected countries. His book describes a new approach to the “soft” side of a counterinsurgency campaign. The program in question was developed by the 173rd Airborne Brigade with the author's assistance and tested in Afghanistan’s Logar and Wardak Provinces…

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Economic Evaluation of Sustainable Development

July 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
MC 4-300

Speakers: Vinod Thomas and Namrata Chindarkar  Synopsis: All across the world, a set of common issues affecting the welfare of people and the planet are hotly debated. How can countries pursue economic growth while at the same time achieving greater inclusion of all the people in the growth process? How can progress be sustained without running down environmental capital and aggravating climate change which already is proving to be a game changer? What are ways and means to strengthen governance…

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