In 2018, more people were displaced from their homes worldwide than ever before, including post-World War II. Already, studies have linked that surge of refugees to a changing climate. As the effects of climate change worsen, the numbers displaced could surge.
How will the world prepare for the anticipated influx of people on the move? What does that mean for the communities that hold them? And what security consequences could arise?
Join ASP on February 19th for a discussion on the future of climate change, migration, and security and how we can begin to build resiliency both from the ground up and top down.
Location: American Security Project, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW (Lower Level Conference Room), Washington, DC
Date: Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
BGen Stephen Cheney, USMC (Ret) is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Security Project (ASP).
He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and has over 30 years experience as a Marine. His career included a wide variety of command and staff positions with the operating forces and the supporting establishment. Gen. Cheney’s primary specialty was artillery, but he focused extensively on entry-level training, commanding at every echelon at both Marine Corps Recruit Depots, to include being the Commanding General at Parris Island. He served several years in Japan and has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and Asia.
Other selected highlights of Gen. Cheney’s military career include tours as Deputy Executive Secretary to Defense Secretaries Cheney and Aspin; ground plans officer for Drug Enforcement Policy in the Pentagon; liaison to the Congressional Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces; and Inspector General of the Marine Corps.
Following retirement from the Marines, Gen. Cheney became the Chief Operating Officer for Business Executives for National Security (BENS), in Washington, D.C., and most recently was President/CEO of the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, Texas.
Gen. Cheney is a graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, the National War College, and the University of Southern California. He was a military fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City, where he is a member. Additionally, he was also a member of the Secretary of State’s International Security Advisory Board and the Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board.
Major General Muniruzzaman (Ret.) is a former career military officer who spent over 38 years on active duty. During his active duty tenure he served at various levels including the command of an artillery brigade and infantry division. General Muniruzzaman was also the head of Bangladesh artillery. He has served as military adviser to the President of Bangladesh, and has been on the faculties of the Defense Command and Staff College and the National Defence University. General Muniruzzaman has extensive experience in UN Peace Support operations and had the distinct honour of heading the post-election UN Mission in Cambodia.