Seminar: Dangerous waters: Escalating water conflict in the Indus River Basin

May 7, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Honolulu Campus, 1601 East-West Road, John A. Burns Hall, Room 3121/3125 (3rd floor)

Recently Pakistan has become one of the least water secure nations in the world and faces an impending water crisis. Pakistan’s severe water shortages highlight its dependence on the Indus River Basin and bring to the forefront a conflict with India over control of the basin. India’s control over key headwaters in the Indus Basin negatively and disproportionately affects Pakistan and risks the possibility of a war over water resources. This presentation will provide a game theoretic insight into the Indus River Basin conflict and consider possible institutional solutions that will benefit both countries.

First Lieutenant Andrew Beckmann is a Graduate Degree Fellow at the East-West Center and a master’s student in the University of Hawai'i’s Economics Department. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2016 with a B.Sc. in economics and was commissioned into the United States Army as an infantry officer. He is originally from Yarmouth, Maine.

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Free, open to the public

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East-West Center, Mānoa Campus

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