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The library hosts events, exhibits, and art displays throughout the year. These enhance the cultural and academic life of the Dickinson community by illuminating resources and research activity, and promoting scholarship and creative endeavors on campus. Student photography, treasures from the archives, sculptures and artwork: you can find it all here, so don't forget to take a break from your studying to check out the latest.

Monthly Overview

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January & February 2019

Library Events

EDUCATED: A MEMOIR BOOK DISCUSSION

Monday, Jan 21, 4:30pm, Main Level - Stafford Reading Area (fishbowl)

EXHIBIT RECEPTION: NATIVE AMERICAN LIFEWAYS IN THE CUMBERLAND VALLEY

Thursday, Jan 24, 4:30pm, Main Level - Circulation Area

STUDENTEA: FIRST-YEAR WRITING & RESEARCH AWARDS

Wednesday, Feb 6,  4:30pm,  Main Level - Stafford Reading Area (Fishbowl)

SHARRELL LUCKETT LOVE YOUR BODY WEEK RECEPTION

Tuesday, Feb 12,  5:30pm,  Main Level - Stafford Reading Area (Fishbowl)

Exhibits & Book Displays

NATIVE AMERICAN LIFEWAYS IN THE CUMBERLAND VALLEY EXHIBIT

Circulation Area - Main Level

THIS SEMESTER ON CAMPUS BOOK DISPLAY

Reference Area - Main Level

STUDENT PRANKS FROM THE PAST EXHIBIT

Archives Hallway - Lower Level

FORTUNE TELLING: BOOKS & ARTIFACTS FROM SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Upper level

BLACK HISTORY MONTH BOOK DISPLAY

Dickinson Reads Area - Main Level

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Featured Faculty Publication

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Peacebuilding and Natural Resource Governance After Armed Conflict: Sierra Leone and Liberia

Michael Beevers

 

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

 

This book argues that a set of persuasive narratives about the links between natural resources, armed conflict and peacebuilding have strongly influenced the natural resource interventions pursued by international peacebuilders. Professor Beevers shows how international peacebuilders active in Liberia and Sierra Leone pursued a collective strategy to transform “conflict resources” into “peace resources” vis-à-vis a policy agenda that promoted “securitization” and “marketization” of natural resources. However, the exclusive focus on securitization and marketization have been counterproductive for peacebuilding since these interventions render invisible issues connected to land ownership, environmental protection and sustainable livelihoods and mirror pre-war governing arrangements in which corruption, exclusion and exploitation took root. Natural resource governance and peacebuilding must go beyond narrow debates about securitization and marketization, and instead be a catalyst for trust–building and cooperation that has a local focus, and pursues an inclusive agenda that not only serves the cause of peace, but the cause of people.

Recommended Citation:

Beevers, Michael D. Peacebuilding and Natural Resource Governance After Armed Conflict: Sierra Leone and Liberia. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.