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Climate Security as National Security: Climate Change and the Hawkeye State
November 14

Climate Security as National Security: Climate Change and the Hawkeye State

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05:30 pm - 06:30 pm. Time zone: America/Chicago

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Climate change is at the forefront of both foreign and domestic policy. While often discussed as an environmental issue, there are profound consequences for our national security, the military, and international relations. From an increase in severe weather events to food security and migration – the complexities of climate have far-reaching implications for both Iowans and the nation writ large. Please join the American Security Project, the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council, and the University of Iowa’s International Programs and Public Policy Center and the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, as well as our group of expert panelists as we explore climate as the ultimate “threat multiplier.” Participants include:


VADM Michael T. Franken, USN (Ret), Consensus for American Security, American Security Project 




Dr. Sara Mitchell, Professor of Political Science and Senior Research Fellow– Politics and Policy Research Program, University of Iowa





Mr. Rob Hogg, Esq., former Iowa State Senator; Board Member, Interfaith Power & Light; and Author of “America’s Climate Century: What Climate Change Means for America in the 21st Century and What Americans Can Do About It.” 




Ms. Jessica Olcott Yllemo, Director, Climate Security Programs, American Security Project