CUSA (Center for Unconventional Security Affairs) is proud to honor Heather Mills McCartney for her longstanding commitment to the victims of landmines with the establishment of the Heather Mills McCartney Graduate Fellowship in Human Security. On April 28, 2004, Heather Mills McCartney will present her lecture Clearing a Path to a Safer World, which includes a video presentation about her efforts to address human security issues.
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Introducing Heather Mills McCartney will be Dr. Ken Rutherford, a landmine survivor and co-founder of the Landmine Survivors Network, a co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize. Proceeds from this event will support graduate students who are committed to the research as well as the field work required to understand human security issues.
Heather Mills McCarney
Heather Mills McCartney is an internationally renowned activist who has tirelessly campaigned for over eleven years to raise funds and awareness to rid the world of Landmines. Heather is a United Nations Goodwill ambassador whose work earned her a 1996 Nobel Peace Prize nomination.
Heather Mills McCarney Graduate Fellowship in Human Security
Established in honor of the significant contributions to human security issues made by Heather Mills McCartney, this fellowship will allow top graduate students to undertake original research on pressing security issues, and allow them opportunities to use their research to help address real world challenges. This fellowship will provide the resources to attract the best and brightest students to UCI, and enable CUSA to help prepare the next generations of business, policy, and academic leaders for the challenges they will face.
Landmines and Human Security
Around the world, over 60 million landmines deny people access to the land they need in order to survive. Under these conditions, people often turn to political violence and crime. Humanitarian efforts to rehabilitate landmine survivors, restore mined land, and put an end to the excessive and indiscriminate use of landmines contribute to human security and sharply reduce the attraction of forms of political violence and crime that threaten the interests and national security of America and its allies. CUSA's research on this topic has resulted in an edited volume, Landmines and Human Security, and has shown that humanitarian efforts, such as landmine clearance and victim assistance, can be low cost, high impact strategies to promote peace and prosperity.
The global movement to address the problem of landmines, which originated in the United States, has attracted broad support from every quarter of the world, including many well known figures such as Her Majesty Queen Noor and Princess Diana. In this process, Lady Heather Mills McCartney’s voluntary leadership and work over the past eleven years in the campaign to rid the world of landmines and help victims of landmines has made a difference in the security and lives of many individuals.
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Center for Unconventional Security Affairs
University of California, Irvine
202 Social Ecology I
Irvine, CA 92697-7075
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