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July 2022

November
16
FILED UNDER : Climate SecurityEnergy SecurityFeatured Event

Innovating Out of the Climate Crisis: Electrification

Renewable energy and electrification play a critical role in the clean energy transition. Please join us on Wednesday, November 16, for ASP’s first installment of the Innovating Out of the Climate Crisis series, focused on innovation and policy implications for electrification.

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November
15
FILED UNDER : Featured EventNational Security Strategy

The Recruiting Crisis: Obesity’s Challenge to Military Readiness

This year, the U.S. Army missed its recruiting goal by 25%, as obesity increasingly reduces the number of qualified recruits. Join us as we discuss our new report’s findings and recommendations to deal with obesity’s impacts on the recruiting crisis.

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September
14
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Consistent and Compelling: Maine’s Model for Mitigating Climate Change

The Pine Tree state has spearheaded a comprehensive approach to mitigating climate change – from establishing the Maine Climate Council to implementing a statewide action plan. Despite facing a range of climate hazards from sea-level rise to warming sub-Arctic waters, the state has adopted bold action on climate that can serve as an example for other states.

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August
31
FILED UNDER : Climate SecurityNational Security Strategy

National Security, Climate Resilience & Environmental Protection – A Conversation with Congressman Scott Peters

A recap and video of this event is available here.   Please join us on Wednesday, August 31, for a conversation with Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA) to discuss how to improve the climate resilience of the Armed Forces and installations operated by U.S. allies. Congressman Peters will explore gaps in current DoD programs & authorities needed to promote climate resilience, offer guidance on integrating climate change risks into traditional security planning with strategic partners, and elaborate on why meeting the…

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August
12
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Communicating the Climate Crisis – Effective Messaging & Dispelling Disinformation

A recap and video of this event is available here. Please join us on Friday, August 12, for a discussion on effectively communicating the climate crisis, the history of misinformation about climate change, and how to inoculate against climate disinformation. We will be joined by Dr. Edward Maibach, a distinguished Professor and Director of George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication, Dr. David Benac, an associate professor of environmental history at Western Michigan University, and Dr. Anne Armstrong, co-author…

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August
09
FILED UNDER : Climate SecurityNational Security & Climate Change

Moving Mountains: Energy, Climate, and National Security in West Virginia

West Virginia plays a critical role in U.S. energy supply. What’s the future of clean energy in a state where coal is king?

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August
03
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Coercive Kidnapping & Political Hostage Taking in International Affairs

A video and recap of this event is available here.   Please join us on Wednesday, August 3, for a conversation on kidnapping and political hostage taking in international affairs with Dr. Danielle Gilbert, a Rosenwald Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security at Dartmouth College and a Nonresident Fellow with the Modern War Institute at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Dr. Gilbert will explore the causes and consequences of hostage taking in international security, including why and how armed groups kidnap during civil…

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July
26
FILED UNDER : National Security StrategyRussia

NATO’s Next Act – A Conversation with Ambassador Doug Lute

A video and recap of this event is available here.   Please join us on Tuesday, July 26 for a special conversation with former NATO Ambassador Douglas Lute. Ambassador Lute will share his views on NATO’s new Strategic Concept, threats to the alliance, NATO enlargement, and how the alliance is responding to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. About the speaker: Ambassador Douglas Lute graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and is a decorated military officer of 35…

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July
19
FILED UNDER : Climate SecurityEnergy SecurityRussia

The War in Ukraine and Energy Security and Energy Market Disruption

A video and recap of this event is available here.   Russia’s war in Ukraine has caused a great deal of turmoil in global energy markets and forced a conversation on energy security. The geopolitics of energy has been shaken to its foundation as nations reconsider their energy sources and future energy partners, as well as the risks associated with relying on oil and gas from petrostates. These developments are having a hugely disruptive effect on global markets. Please join us on…

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July
12
FILED UNDER : National Security Strategy

Previewing President Biden’s Middle East Trip

A video and recap of this event is available here.   Please join us on Tuesday, July 12 for a conversation on President Joseph R. Biden’s upcoming trip to the Middle East with Linda Robinson, Director of the Center for Middle East Public Policy and Senior International Defense Researcher at RAND, and Steven A. Cook, Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, ASP adjunct senior fellow Giorgio Cafiero will preside. Panelists will discuss…

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