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December 17

EVENT INVITE – Climate Security Vulnerability in Africa: Strategic Implications for the United States

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08:30 am 10:00 am
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The American Security Project cordially invites you to a breakfast discussion:

Climate Security in Africa:
Strategic Implications for the United States 
December 17, 8:30 – 10:00 am

                      Moderated by Andrew Holland Senior Fellow, American Security Project
Climate change acts as an accelerant of instability that the United States will have to respond  – both big and small. As ASP’s 2012 Climate Security Report found, “Africa is the continent most likely to suffer the worst effects of climate change due to its reliance on subsistence rain-fed agriculture, rapidly increasing population and the degradation of natural resources.” Dr. Josh Busby, an Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, will discuss the specific impact climate change is having on Africa.
This discussion will be on the record.

Join us for a conversation on climate change and its contribution to political instability in Africa.
Joshua Busby is an Associate Professor of Public Affairs and a fellow in the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service as well as the Crook Distinguished Scholar at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. He originally joined the LBJ School faculty in fall 2006 as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer. Prior to coming to UT, Dr. Busby was a research fellow at the Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School (2005-2006), the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s JFK School (2004-2005), and the Foreign Policy Studies program at the Brookings Institution (2003-2004).
Busby is the author of several studies on climate change, national security, and energy policy from the Council on Foreign Relations, the Brookings Institution, the German Marshall Fund, and the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Busby is one of the lead researchers in the Strauss Center project on Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS), a $7.6 million grant funded by the U.S. Department of Defense. He has also written on U.S.-China relations on climate change for CNAS and Resources for the Future.

The event will take place at:
1100 New York Ave, NW Washington DC
7th Floor West Tower
Breakfast refreshments will be served between 0800-0830
The discussion will begin promptly at 8:30.  Please arrive by 08:00 for registration.
We hope you can join us.
Please RSVP by December 12th.
The American Security Project is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy and research organization dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding of a range of national security issues, promoting debate about the appropriate use of American power, and cultivating strategic responses to 21st century challenges. For more information, visit

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