Educating for Sustainability, Peace and Reconciliation: Managing the conflicts of Human Needs and Place with Finite Resources

Having already developed a shared understanding of how their work in different disciplines combines in their role as Advisory Board members for Colorado State's Interdisciplinary Program in Peace and Reconciliation Studies, Bill Timpson, Louise Jennings, Nathalie Kees and Edward Brantmeier will join with Leah Sprain (Communication Studies) and Josh Goldstein (Human Dimensions of Natural Resources) to focus on Educating for Sustainability, Peace and Reconciliation: Managing the Conflicts of Human Needs and Place with Finite Resources. As a Research Working Group for the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, they will write and field test a number of case studies for use in classes across campus and with the general public about the threat of conflict and violence around natural resources issues and what constructive alternatives exist that support improved communication, deeper learning, critical and creative analyses, and cooperative possibilities.