Foundations of Natural Resources Conflict Resolution
Adjunct Professor Matthew McKinney
This course examines alternative approaches to prevent and resolve natural resource and environmental conflicts. It emphasizes the history, theory, and methods of collaboration. By the end of the course, students will be able to identify the causes, dynamics, and consequences of natural resource and environmental conflicts; tailor collaboration and conflict resolution processes to the unique needs and interests of citizens, stakeholders, and decision-makers; participate effectively in multi-party public processes; understand the role and value of facilitators and mediators; and examine a number of issues such as clarifying the role of scientific and technical experts; engaging unaffiliated citizens; managing intractable environmental disputes; responding to regional, transboundary issues; and exploring alternative forms of governance. This course may also be taken for credit under NRSM 513 and ENST 513.