CMES Research Seminar: Time and Development in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia – an Interdisciplinary Memory Study of Swedish-Tunisian Soil Conservation 1983-1992

Ulrik Mårtensson and Annika Rabo give a talk on memories of Swedish-Tunisian soil conservation in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia.

When: 28 April 2022, 13:15 to 14:30 (CEST)
Where:  CMES Seminar room (Finngatan 16) and on Zoom

Registration: Follow this link to register for the event

Ulrik Mårtensson is a lecturer at the Centre for Geographical Information Systems (GIS Centre) and Director of Studies at the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science at Lund University.

Annika Rabo is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University.

UI Brief on Aid dependency in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: The Problems with Aid Dependency and the Need for a Plan B

Author: Annie Wernersson (UI)
November, 2021

The Swedish Institute of International Affairs


This UI Brief reviews the lessons learned from 20 years of providing aid to Afghanistan. It argues that donors must work harder to establish indigenous ownership and develop plans for when circumstances rapidly change, so that the situation of an escalating humanitarian crisis can be avoided in the future.

CMES Research Seminar – Rethinking Environmental Security. The Lessons Learned from the Middle East.

Kaveh Madani, Yale University, gives a talk on Rethinking Environmental Security: The Lessons Learned from the Middle East.


The attention to the topic of environmental security is on the rise in the 4D (Development, Disaster, Diplomacy and Defense) circles. We have enough evidence to have no doubt that the unsustainable use of natural resources, environmental degradation and climate change can lead to poverty, hunger, inequality, injustice, public health problems, unemployment, migration, tensions, violations of human rights, conflicts, terrorism, violence, and even wars.

Based on the conventional understanding of the environmental security concept, human/national security problems can be avoided by addressing environmental degradation and climate change.


Kaveh Madani is an environmental scientist, educator, and activist with expertise in environmental security and analysing complex human-nature systems. He is currently a Visiting Fellow at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies of Yale University and a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Environmental Policy (CEP) of Imperial College London.

Please visit CMES event page for more information about speakers, abstracts and registration for seminars. We hope to return to hybrid and physical seminars once the infection rate of COVID-19 has decreased.