Fall 2013 Speakers



Rising Temps and Emerging Threats:

The Intersection of Climate Change and National Security in the 21st Century

Program Information Accommodations



John Steinbruner

Director of the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland


 D. James Baker

Director of the Global Carbon Measurement Program at the William J. Clinton Foundation


Agnes Hurwitz

Rule of Law Coordinator at the Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean through the United Nations Development Programme



 Siddhartha Velandy

Major, United States Marine Corps Reserve



Geoff Dabelko

Professor and Director of Environmental Studies at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University

And Senior Advisor of the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center




 Kate Jastram

Faculty Director of the Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law

And Lecturer in Residence at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law


 Stephen Dycus

Professor of National Security Law at Vermont Law School


Thomas Vogelmann

Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Vermont




 William Hohenstein

Director of the Climate Change Program Office at the U.S. Department of Agriculture



Jody Prescott, COL (Ret.)

U.S. Army – Senior Fellow at West Point Center for the Rule of Law 



 Alice Thomas

Climate Displacement Program Manager, Refugees International


Madeline Stano

Luke Cole Memorial Fellow & Staff Attorney at the Center on Race, Poverty & The Environment


 Jeff Taft-Dick

Former Country Director at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)



 Sarah Light

Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania




 Amy Larkin

Entrepreneur & Environmental Activist, Author of Environmental Debt:  The Hidden Cost of a Changing Global Economy


Welcome by 

Marc Mihaly

President and Dean of Vermont Law School

Keynote Address by

John Steinbruner

Director of the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland




 William M. Arkin

Journalist & Author

Patrick Parenteau

Senior Counsel of the Environmental & Natural Resource Law Clinic

Professor of Law at Vermont Law School

 Laurie Ristinio

Director of the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School

Melissa Scanlan

Associate Dean of the Environmental Law Program at Vermont Law School