Research

New Article on Incorporating Climate Adaptation Plans Into Peacebuilding Initiatives

New Article on Incorporating Climate Adaptation Plans Into Peacebuilding Initiatives

The International Institute for Sustainable Development published a recent article by Alec Crawford, Anne Hammill, and Blum Center faculty director Richard Matthew titled “Building Peace and Climate Resilience: Aligning peacebuilding and climate adaptation in fragile states.” The article discusses how sometimes immediate peacebuilding efforts may be given priority over longer-term […]

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Blum Center founder Richard Blum passes away

Blum Center founder Richard Blum passes away

Richard Matthew, Faculty Director of the UCI Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, issued this message on the passing of Blum Center founder Richard Blum: Richard Blum passed away this Sunday, February 27, 2022. A remarkably successful business leader and accomplished mountain climber, his exposure to poverty while trekking in the […]

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Paul Piff Interviewed by BBC Business Daily

Paul Piff Interviewed by BBC Business Daily

Blum Center Assistant Director Paul Piff was recently interviewed for BBC’s Business Daily podcast. The episode explores the effects of wealth and greed on social behavior. Professor Piff discusses his research on how unearned advantages shape social interactions inside the research lab and explores what this might tell us about […]

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Professor Brett Sanders Appears in Documentary on Coastal Erosion and Flooding

Professor Brett Sanders Appears in Documentary on Coastal Erosion and Flooding

Blum Center-affiliated professor Brett Sanders recently appeared in a documentary film, “Coastal Crisis: California’s Vanishing Beaches.” Created by Mike Moodian, the documentary explains how climate change is causing sea levels to rise and eroding Southern California beaches. Read an article about the documentary here or watch the 30-minute film on YouTube.