Fall 2013 Program

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Rising Temps and Emerging Threats:

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

Speakers | Information Accommodations

 

8:45 – 9:00 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Marc Mihaly
President and Dean
Vermont Law School
 
Stephen Dycus
Professor of National Security Law
Vermont Law School
 
Melissa Scanlan
Associate Professor, Associate Dean & Director, Environmental Law Program
Vermont Law School
 
 
9:00 – 9:30 AM

Keynote Address

John Steinbruner
Director of the Center for International and Security Studies
University of Maryland;
Author, Climate and Social Stress: Implications for Security Analysis
 
 
9:45 – 11:00 AM

Climate Change and National Security: Characterizing the Nature of the Security Threat

D. James Baker
Director of the Global Carbon Measurement Program
William J. Clinton Foundation;
Author, Climate Extremes: Recent Trends with Implications for National Security
 
Geoff Dabelko
Professor and Director of Environmental Studies
Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University;
Senior Advisor, Environmental Change and Security Program
Woodrow Wilson Center
 
John Steinbruner
Director of the Center for International and Security Studies
University of Maryland;
Author, Climate and Social Stress: Implications for Security Analysis 
 
Melissa Scanlan (Moderator)
Associate Professor, Associate Dean & Director, Environmental Law Program
Vermont Law School
 
 
11:15 – 12:30 PM

Adapting to Climate Change: The U.S. Military’s Response

Siddhartha Velandy
Major
United States Marine Corps Reserve
 
Stephen Dycus
Professor of Law
Vermont Law School
 
Sarah Light
Assistant Professor of Legal Studies, Wharton School of Business
University of Pennsylvania
 
Jody Prescott, COL (Ret.)
U.S. Army, Senior Fellow
West Point Center for the Rule of Law
 
William M. Arkin (Moderator)
Journalist;
Author, American Coup: How a Terrified Government is Destroying the Constitution  
 
 
12:30 – 1:45 PM

Lunch in Yates Common Room

 

2:00 – 3:15 PM

Climate Based Forced Migration: Adapting to the Displacement and Resettlement of Persons Due to Climate Change

Alice Thomas
Climate Displacement Program Manager
Refugees International
 
Agnes Hurwitz
Rule of Law Coordinator
Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean
United Nations Development Programme
 
Madeline Stano
Luke Cole Memorial Fellow & Staff Attorney
Center on Race, Poverty & The Environment
 
Kate Jastram
Faculty Director of the Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law; Lecturer in Residence
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
 
Patrick Parenteau (Moderator)
Senior Counsel, Environmental & Natural Resources Clinic; Professor of Law
Vermont Law School
 
 
3:15 – 3:30 PM

Coffee Break

 

3:30 – 4:45 PM

Food Security as National Security: The Future of Food in the Face of Climate Change

William Hohenstein
Director, Climate Change Program Office
U.S. Department of Agriculture
 
Amy Larkin
Entrepreneur, Environmental Activist;
Author, Environmental Debt: The Hidden Costs of a Changing Global Economy
 
Thomas Vogelmann
Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
University of Vermont
 
Jeff Taft-Dick
Former Country Director at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
 
Laurie Ristinio (Moderator)
Director, Center for Agriculture and Food Systems
Vermont Law School
 
 
4:45 – 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks

 

5:00 – 6:00 PM

Reception in Yates Common Room