Human-Environment Conflict: Interdependence and the role of cultural attitudes

Interdependence and the role of cultural attitudes (in the context of the global economic crisis) (This piece was written Fall 2008.) Much of the literature on conflict has focused on determining drivers and predictors of conflict. While most have not come to any decisive conclusions, we may still gain insight as to what are the underlying factors involved. The goal for this type of investigation… Read More

Recycle more, and more diversely

I recall the time I spent in China as the hottest and stuffiest days of my life. I was there for a summer study abroad experience, as well as the chance to visit with relatives that I had not seen since I was five years old. At every step of my travels, in the dusty background were the old and the poor. My companions and… Read More