The Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines and the Universidad Nacional de San Agustin de Arequipa, Peru (UNSA) are co-hosting the seminar series, “Managing Conflict in Extractive Environments.” The three-part series will feature globally renowned speakers and panelists discussing trends, causes, and approaches to manage conflicts in mining and extractive industries.
Saleem Ali, Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment, University of Delaware
Saleem H. Ali is the Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment at the University of Delaware and also directs the university’s Minerals, Materials and Society program. He has also held the chair in Sustainable Resources Development at the University of Queensland in Brisbane Australia where he retains affiliation as an Honorary Professor. He is also a senior fellow at Columbia University’s Center on Sustainable Investment. Previously he was Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont’s Rubenstein School of Natural Resources, and the founding director of the Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security as well as a Fellow at the Gund Institute. Previously, he served as an advisor on environmental and social impact assessment to the deep sea mining company DeepGreen, which is sponsored by the governments of three small-island developing states: Nauru, Kiribati and Tonga, under the auspices of the International Seabed Authority.
Having visited more than 150 countries, he is known for his work on environmental conflict resolution, particularly in the extractive industries and was profiled in Forbes magazine in September, 2009 as “The Alchemist.” His book “Treasures of the Earth: Need Greed and a Sustainable Future” (Yale University Press, October, 2009) received a cover endorsement by Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus for providing a ” welcome linkage between environmental behavior and poverty alleviation.”In May 2010, he was also chosen by National Geographic as an “emerging explorer” with a profile appearing in the June 2010 issue of National Geographic Magazine. In March 2011, he was also selected by the World Economic Forum as a “Young Global Leader.” He serves on the board of Adventure Scientists, Mediators Beyond Borders International and RESOLVE.
Part 1: Thursday, June 22, 2023 | 5:00-6:30pm Colorado | 6:00-7:30pm Peru – Keynote – Benjamin Sovacool
Part 2: Thursday, July 6, 2023 | 5:00-6:30pm Colorado | 6:00-7:30pm Peru – Keynote – Saleem Ali
Part 3: Thursday, July 13, 2023 | 5:00-6:30pm Colorado | 6:00-7:30pm Peru – Panel Discussion with industry, government, and community leaders