Brahma Chellaney: Water, Peace, and War
Geostrategist Brahma Chellaney examines the profound impact of the growing worldwide water crunch on international peace and security, as well as possible ways to mitigate the crisis. Although water is essential to sustaining life and livelihoods, Chellaney argues that it remains the globe’s most underappreciated and undervalued resource. One sobering fact is that the retail price of bottled water is already higher than the international spot price of crude oil. But unlike oil, water has no substitute, raising the specter of water becoming the next flashpoint for conflict.
Chellaney will be in conversation with Dr. William M. Harris, Jr., Department of Environmental Science and Studies, University of St. Thomas.
Registration and Reception: 6:30 pm
Program: 7:00 pm
Book signing to follow program
About Brahma Chellaney
Brahma Chellaney is professor of strategic studies at the Center for Policy Research, New Delhi, and fellow of the Nobel Institute, Oslo. His books include Asian Juggernaut: The Rise of China, India, and Japan and Water: Asia’s New Battleground, winner of the 2012 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award. His latest book is Water, Peace, and War: Confronting the Global Water Crisis, which will be available for sale at the program.