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Resilient by Nature: Addressing Seafarer Behavioral Health

Ninety percent of the world’s goods are transported across the oceans by 1.5 million seafarers. It’s a tough and dangerous job. Isolation, stress, and accidents are some of the hardships that come with the profession. On the extreme end, seafarers are at risk of violent crime, including piracy and kidnapping.

The Thin Blue Line: Keeping the Peace in Mali and Around the World

In 2017, 129 UN peacekeepers were killed in the line of duty. Almost a quarter of those casualties were serving the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). On May 29th, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to that country to honor the ultimate service that the fallen peacekeepers made there and to observe the International Day of UN Peacekeepers. This year’s theme is 70 Years of Service and Sacrifice.

Advancing a Culture of Peace Together

The UN’s Day of Living Together in Peace calls for everyone to consider how we can build inclusive, accountable, and peaceful societies. The UN believes that peace is not the absence of conflict but a positive activity. It requires all of us to dedicate ourselves to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war. Living together means accepting differences, recognizing, and appreciating others.

Conor Seyle Presents on Engaged Psychology

OEFR Director, Dr. Conor Seyle was in Houston on Friday, April 13th giving an invited address to the Southwest Psychological Association on engaged psychology in order to encourage a greater appreciation for evidence-based practice in the field.

High Stakes Poker: Denuclearizing North Korea

Wormuth, a former undersecretary of defense for policy at the US Department of Defense, was invited to share her thoughts on the current events unfolding in North Korea by One Earth Future and the non-profit, Foreign Policy for America.

“Certainly this year has been an extraordinary moment in the Korean Penninsula,”Christine Wormuth, a director at the Atlantic Council, told an audience gathered at the Posner Center for International Development Wednesday evening.


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