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Lunch Talk: Women in Transnational Security (George Washington University, Washington DC)

16 October 2018: Green Transparency Founder, Shirleen Chin, was invited by Prof. Marcus King, Director of the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs' Master of Art in International Affairs Program, to speak to his students on her experience in the environmental field and of transnational approaches to organised crime. The talk aims to highlight the professional accomplishments of women but also to inspire the students on career opportunities in the field.

In her presentation, Shirleen highlighted the environmental conundrum faced by humanity. Despite our age-old understanding of the effects of the natural resource curse, some would argue that little has changed for the better. In fact, the curse has only exacerbated as criminal groups have now become part of the equation. Disenfranchised people in resource-rise countries are not the only ones experiencing the curse. Some criminal groups have taken advantage of the enabling elements of the curse to advance their spread of terror worldwide, indiscriminately affecting millions in both developed and developing countries. While developed countries have been relatively effective in fending off some of these hostilities, they are sadly looked upon by environmentalists as ineffective in addressing transnational environmental and human rights abuses.

To view Shirleen's presentation to the students, feel free to download the following file:

GWU Talk 16 Oct 2018
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