On July 19, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Joshua Busby will present the paper “In Harm's Way: Climate Security Vulnerability in Asia” at the IWH Symposium: Geospatial Analysis of Disasters (Heidelberg University), prepared in collaboration with CEPSA Consultant Todd Smith, CEPSA Research Assistant Nisha Krishnan, GIS Student Associate Santiago Vallejo-Gutierrez, and CEPSA GIS Research Assistant Charles Wight.

In her second blog post, Laura Richards discusses her trip to Northern Uganda to meet with partner organizations and build the Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) network. The experience allowed Laura to see firsthand the impact WOUGNET has with organizing women's groups.

Crook Fellow and LBJ School graduate student Paul Ryan is currently interning with the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET), an organization working to address resource loss and climate change in Kathmandu, Nepal. In his first blog post, Paul discusses the expectations he is accustomed to growing up in the United States in comparison to the lives of the people he has encountered thus far in Kathmandu.

For Crook Fellow Laura Richards' summer internship, she is working with the Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET), a non-governmental organization that aims to develop the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) among women as tools to share information and address issues collectively. In her first blog post, Laura discusses her first week in Kampala, Uganda.

As a 2016 Crook Fellow, Brent Perdue is interning with a solid waste management community organization called the Zurza Environmental Sanitation Foundation (or Fundación de Saneamiento Ambiental de la Zurza, FUNDSAZURZA). Zurza is an informal settlement in the National District municipality of the Greater Santo Domingo region. In his first blog post, Brent provides an overview of the state of solid waste in the Santo Domingo region.