In an effort to generate an interest in international conflict and development among the next generation of professionals, ConDev staff and faculty teach the following courses at Texas A&M University. These classes focus on real-world application and welcome guest speakers with pertinent backgrounds as well as ConDev researchers to visit and interact with students.
AGEC 408/608 – Fall
This course is intended to expose students to the economic models of conflict and development; dynamic socio-political models of conflict; conflict and vulnerable groups; quantitative techniques and methods in conflict and development research; interaction between poverty, natural resources and conflict in developing countries; and role of multilateral, bilateral, and strategic stakeholders in conflict resolution and promotion of economic development. For more information, contact ConDev Director Dr. Edwin Price.
AGEC 420/620 – Spring
Building on the rapidly accumulating evidence of the interaction of food security, conflict and climate, this course exposes students to the economic models of food production and consumption in conflict regimes; the micro-economics of violence; the dynamic relationships of climate and agricultural production; potential impacts of climate change on food and socio- political security; food security among insurgent groups; conflict resistant food systems; and the shifting relationships between poor and rich nations in relationship to climate, food and conflict. For more information, contact ConDev Director Dr. Edwin Price.
The Amazon Field School introduced students to the social and ecological complexities of natural resource management, biodiversity conservation and development in one of the most biodiverse areas on the world—Tambopata National Reserve—and adjacent areas in the Department of Madre de Dios, Peru. It used a variety of methods from the biological and social sciences to investigate causes, consequences, and solutions pertaining to natural resource management conflicts through the lenses of ecology, culture, and governance.