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On the Hill this Week: Hearings on Climate and Security This Week

800px-United_States_Capitol_Building-_west_front_editThere will be two hearings in the U.S. Congress this week that are directly relevant to the intersection of climate change and security. Below is the basic information for both hearings taken from the websites of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, respectively. Stay tuned for more coverage of these hearings over the next few days.

Title:U.S. Security Implications of International Energy and Climate Policies and Issues
Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Time: 03:00 PM
Committee: U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, International Environmental Protection, and Peace Corps
Panel One:

  • Mr. Amos Hochstein, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State
  • Mr. Eric Postel, Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Economic Growth, Education and Environment, U.S. Agency For International Development
  • Dr. Daniel Y. Chiu, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development, U.S. Department of Defense
Panel Two:
  • Rear Admiral David Titley, USN (Retired), Board Member, CNA Military Advisory Board
  • Mr. David L. Goldwyn, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Energy Security Initiative at the Brookings Institution
  • Ms. Mary J. Hutzler, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Institute for Energy Research
  • Mr Michael Breen, Executive Director, Truman National Security Project

Title:Implementing U.S. Policy in the Arctic
Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM
Committee: U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
Panel One:

  • Vice Admiral Peter V. Neffenger, Vice Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Rear Admiral Jonathan White, Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy; Director, Space and Maritime Domain Awareness, U.S. Navy
  • Ambassador David Balton, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Fisheries, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Department of State

Panel Two:

  • Captain Dave Westerholm, USCG Ret., Director, Office of Response and Restoration, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration
  • Dr. Kelly Falkner, Division Director, Polar Programs, Geosciences Directorate, National Science Foundation
  • Ed Fogels, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Natural Resources, State of Alaska

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