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February 09

ASP in Chicago: Climate Change and Global Security

06:00 pm - 07:15 pm. Time zone: America/New_York

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February 9, 2016
6:00 PM – 7:15 PM
Chicago Council on Global Affairs  
130 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL


In 2006, Syria suffered its worst drought in 900 years which experts cited as a contributing factor to the social unrest and riots preceding the current civil war. Global “hot spots” – where tensions are high due to overpopulation, resource scarcity, weak governance, underdevelopment, and other causes – are especially susceptible to the destabilizing effects changes in climate can prompt. Manmade or not, governments, militaries, and corporations are taking climate change into account when developing operational strategies – and predicting future needs. What countries are most at risk for climate-induced destabilization and what will that mean for geopolitical alliances?

Join ASP CEO, BGen. Stephen Cheney, and Associate Professor, Department of Geophysical Science, University of Chicago, Dr. Elisabeth Moyer for an in-depth discussion on this highly relevant and critical issue.


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Doors open at 5:30 PM

Discussion 6:00 to 7:15 PM.

Please arrive by 5:45 PM for registration.



About the Speakers:


BGen. Stephen Cheney, CEO of the American Security Project


Dr. Elisabeth Moyer, Associate Professor, Department of Geophysical Science, University of Chicago


Moderated by:


Karen Weigert, Senior Fellow, Global Cities, Chicago Council on Global Affairs