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
Senior fellow for climate change policy
Council on Foreign Relations
Emanuel Pastreich Director
The Asia Institute
Director, Foreign Policy in Focus
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.