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Conflict & Development: The Nexus of Animals, Environment, and the Human Condition

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In conjunction with the official inauguration of the Center on Conflict & Development, a member of the new USAID Higher Education Solutions Network, 100 images documenting conflict in various forms and places will displayed on the Texas A&M University campus now through March 2013.

“Conflict & Development: The Nexus of Animals, Environment, and the Human Condition” is a multi-gallery exhibition exploring the nexus between conflict, wildlife, agriculture, the environment, and humans through the lens of Howard G. Buffett.

“Looking at the world through a camera lens led me to focus my early philanthropic efforts on wildlife conservation. In 2004, one aerial photo of slash-and-burn agriculture in Africa changed my perspective. As someone once told me 'no one will starve to save a tree.' Our ability to protect our natural resources will be a direct reflection of our ability to end human desperation driven by conflict, hunger, lack of adequate water resources and unproductive soils. This photo exhibit provides a glimpse into the experiences I've had in my travels that have informed my views on conflict and development,” Buffett said.

The exhibit is on loan from the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University and the Howard G. Buffett Endowed Chair on Conflict & Development. Exhibit partners include The Howard G. Buffett Foundation, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Bush School of Government and Public Service, and the School of Rural Public Health.

The exhibit will be hosted by the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Memorial Student Center Visual Arts Committee, and the Department of Animal Science.

Exhibit display schedule:

  • Bush Library and Museum’s Fidelity Corridor from Nov. 12, 2012 through March 31, 2013. Focus themes include indigenous peoples, portraits, immigration, conflict, poverty, hunger, agriculture and water.
  • Memorial Student Center James R. Reynolds Student Gallery (Room 2421) from Nov. 12, 2012 through Jan. 6, 2013. Focus themes include wildlife and food assistance.
  • Kleberg Animal and Food Sciences Center’s Howard Hesby Student Atrium from Nov. 12, 2012 through March 31, 2013. Elements of animal agriculture are reflected in the photographic themes of water, wildlife, landscapes, agriculture and indigenous peoples.

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Exhibit hosts are:

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, Texas 77845
Telephone: (979) 691-4000 | Facsimile: (979) 691-4050 | TTY: (979) 691-4091