The Asia Institute

John Kim’s recently completed his internship at the Asia Institute for the period of August 1 – September 28, 2020 and presented a thoughtful report on South Korea’s environmental policy and the specific challenges that it faces today while taking a distinctly international perspective that reflects well his global experience. Included for your reference is John Kim’s report (Powerpoint)  “A Study on Eco-friendly Development Theory,” eco-friendly development theory a concise and persuasive analysis of the challenges that climate change poses to humanity that also presents statistics from reliable sources that allows to reader to understand how Korean, and global, policy responses have evolved to meet increasing challenges.

The Asia Institute & Foreign Policy in Focus

“The Intersection of Climate Change and Security”

Larry Wilkerson Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy, Department of Government William & Mary College

Alice Hill

Senior fellow for climate change policy

Council on Foreign Relations

Emanuel Pastreich Director

The Asia Institute


John Feffer

Director, Foreign Policy in Focus

Climate Change and Security

The world faces two grave threats: nuclear war and climate change. The Trump administration has ended four decades of U.S. efforts to reduce the threat of nuclear war, withdrawing from the INF Treaty and preparing to deploy nuclear weapons around the world. At the same time, it denies the existence of climate change and supports leaders around the world who are laying waste to the environment.

But another security policy is possible, and necessary, right now. This seminar sponsored by the Asia Institute and Foreign Policy in Focus, will explore how the US could seize the initiative on arms control and link it to a global rethinking of security in light of climate change.