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The National Security Implications of Global Climate Change

March 30-31, 2007
The Friday Center
Chapel Hill, NC, United States
Open to the General Public

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The goal of this colloquium is to develop and strengthen the understanding of U.S. military and defense Leaders responsible for reacting to national security consequences of Global Climate Change and for forming US Military Security Strategy in the 21st Century. This colloquium will evaluate the nature and extent of the threat posed by climate change and will examine potential solutions. It will promote discussion between military officers and scholars, inform policy makers about the salient environmental problems and possibilities, and establish and nurture relationships among the diverse organizations represented by symposium participants. Participants will examine questions posed by members of the interagency and international community who have identified climate change as a serious threat and explore the significance of this issue for the U.S. military in general, and the Army in particular. By preparing to respond to these threats now, the Army may create positive benefits for its organization, improve public relations, help build regional cooperation, and bolster international confidence in the institution. In sum, this is an important and timely topic, deserving serious analysis and discussion.

Partners: The Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS), Duke University, U.S. Army War College, Creative Associates International, The US Army Environmental Policy Institute (AEPI), The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, The Environmental Change and Security Program, The Center on Global Change at Duke University, The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at UNC-Chapel Hill, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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