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The Intersection of Climate Change and Security

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In Person
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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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December 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Washington, DC

The world faces two grave threats: nuclear war and climate change. The Trump administration has ended four decades of U.S. efforts to reduce the threat of nuclear war, withdrawing from the INF Treaty and preparing to deploy nuclear weapons around the world. At the same time, it denies the existence of climate change and supports leaders around the world who are laying waste to the environment.

But another security policy is possible, and necessary, right now. This seminar sponsored by the Asia Institute and Foreign Policy in Focus, will explore how the US could seize the initiative on arms control and link it to a global rethinking of security in light of climate change.

Discussants:

  • Larry Wilkerson, Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy, Department of Government at William & Mary College
  • Alice Hill, Senior fellow for climate change policy, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Emanuel Pastreich, Director, The Asia Institute

Moderator: John Feffer, Director, Foreign Policy in Focus

Open to the public. Preregistration not required.