Research seminar: April 30, 2021


Conflict, climate change and mining: Lessons from Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan and beyond

April 30, 2021


Casey Bartrem, PhD, executive director of the TerraGraphics International Foundation and senior fellow of the Norwich University Center for Global Resilience and Security.

Dr. Casey Bartrem is Executive Director and Environmental Scientist at TerraGraphics International Foundation (TIFO), an international non-governmental organization that provides assistance to mining and recycling communities in low and middle-income countries to address environmental pollution. Her primary areas of work/research include environmental health and risk assessment. Since 2010, she has occupied a key leadership role in the Zamfara Emergency Environmental Response Project, which was recognized by the United Nations in 2011 with their Green Star Award. Dr. Bartrem’s Ph.D. research focused on assessing environmental heavy metal exposures experienced by vulnerable artisanal and small-scale gold mining communities in Northern Nigeria during the lead poisoning outbreak.