The Collaborative Institute

Building Connections

September 27, 2010
by The Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate and Security (CIOCS)

Campus Events on Women, Water, and the Exploration of Conflict

Part of the mission of the Collaborative Institute is to "strengthen the understanding between the connections of ocean, climate and security issues through convening, facilitating, educating and communicating." To promote this understanding and on behalf of several campus organizations, we’d like to draw your attention to several upcoming events hosted on the UMass Boston campus concerning these very topics. 

October 2
UMass Boston is hosting a film and water symposium "Let’s Talk About Water" on Saturday, October 2, 2010, in the Campus Center Ballroom, starting at 10 am. The film "Flow" by Irena Salina will be shown, followed by a discussion with a panel of experts, including Jan Schlictmann of "A Civil Action." Students, faculty, and staff all welcome and will provide a great opportunity for students to learn about careers in water. Admission is free; lunch will be provided.

October 4
The Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights and the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance present "Gendering War and International Security," a lecture with J. Ann Tickner, Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California Los Angeles. This conference will be held Monday October 4, from 4:00-6:00 pm, in the Campus Center, Room 3540. Refreshments will be served. RSVP by Friday, October 1 at 

October 22-23
Registration is now open for "Conflict Studies: The New Generation of Ideas," which will take place Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23 in UMass Boston Campus Center. This is the eighth biennial conference for graduate students studying conflict hosted by the UMass Boston Graduate Programs in Dispute Resolution. This conference brings together graduate students from a variety of fields to present their work and share ideas. Twenty-one countries are represented in the paper presentation submissions for this year’s conference. 



September 17, 2010
by The Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate and Security (CIOCS)

Opportunities for Student Involvement at CIOCS

With the abrupt switch crisp fall weather, another reality hits UMass Boston: students are back on campus. For a growing institute like ours, the influx of students presents opportunities:

– to address our message to a new, academically and socially engaged audience

– to participate in exciting speaker-led events, like last night’s Joni Seager lecture sponsored by the Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights

– to capitalize on the passions of UMass Boston students

– to utilize the talents (research, communications, field experience, and energy) of students who understand our mission and want to participate in the oceans, climate and security dialogue


The Collaborative Institute has distinct advantages in attracting and making use of student assistance: we literally (in the Venture Development Center at UMB) and figuratively (through dialogue and proposed projects) reside at the cutting edge of the cross-disciplinary research in science and policy.

If you are a student who would like to participate in the work of the Institute, please email



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