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Event: Security & Climate Change in the Pacific

Members_of_the_Papua_New_Guinea_Defense_Force_prepare_to_embark_aboard_the_Royal_Australian_Navy_landing_ship_heavy_HMAS_Tobruk_(L50)What: Security & Climate Change in the Pacific: From Asia to the United States,” panel discussion followed by audience Q&A
Who:
IISS-Americas and the Center for Climate and Security
When: November 28, 10:00-11:30am ET
Where: 2121 K Street NW, Suite 801, Washington, DC
RSVP: Click here.

Summary: Since the George H.W. Bush administration, the US security community has recognized the national security threats of climate change. These high-probability, high-impact threats have remained a priority area for action within Congress and the Department of Defense. The Asia-Pacific region is acutely vulnerable to the security impacts of climate change. A range of underlying security fragilities and geostrategic tensions will be shaped by increasingly frequent and severe disasters, impacts to coastal infrastructure and populations, sea level rise altering maritime boundary delimitations, greater food insecurity, and irregular migration flows. This discussion, featuring high-level experts from the Center for Climate and Security, will explore these risks, how US military installations, operations, and strategies in the region may be shaped by them, and their influence on US bilateral and multilateral relationships.

Speakers:

John Conger
Former Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)
Senior Policy Advisor,
The Center for Climate and Security

Shiloh Fetzek
Senior Fellow for International Affairs, The Center for Climate and Security

Brigadier General (Ret.) Gerald Galloway
Former Dean of the Academic Board,
United States Military Academy at West Point
Member, Advisory Board, The Center for Climate and Security

Sherri Goodman
Former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security)
Senior Advisor for International Security,
The Center for Climate and Security

Dr. Marcus King
Director of the Master of Arts in International Affairs Program,
Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
Member, Advisory Board, The Center for Climate and Security

Rear Admiral (Ret.) Ann Phillips
Former Director of the Surface Warfare Division, US Navy
Member, Advisory Board, The Center for Climate and Security

Chair: Mark Fitzpatrick
Executive Director, IISS-Americas


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