Faculty Friday: The Security Risks of Climate Change

May 14

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Audience: Alumni,  Current Student,  Faculty,  Prospective Student,  Staff

Is the climate emergency a threat to peace? Climate change is poised to further intensify resource competition, exacerbate conflicts, complicate issues around food security, and drive hundreds of millions of people from their homes. From the Asia-Pacific and Latin America to the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa, record temperatures, rising seas and frequent extreme weather present significant challenges to human security and the planet at large. Join us for our final Faculty Friday of the school year as Dean Fritz Mayer discusses climate change as a major and unconventional security threat with Korbel School faculty expert, Cullen Hendrix.

Cullen Hendrix (@cullenhendrix) is a Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Senior Research Advisor at the Center for Climate & Security, a specially appointed research professor at Hiroshima University, and a contributing author to the upcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment Report. Hendrix specializes in Environmental Studies, International Security Studies, Trade, Finance and Development, and Peace Studies. His research interests are broad and include contentious policies, the political economy of development, and environmental politics - particularly issues at the intersection of the environment, food security, and conflict. His articles have appeared in journals ranging from Nature, Ecology and Society, Marine Policy and Global Environmental Change to the British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Journal of Peace Research, and he has worked with diverse practitioner organizations ranging from the Asian Development Bank to the World Food Programme. Hendrix holds doctorate and master's degrees in political science from the University of California, San Diego and a bachelor's degree in political science from Kalamazoo College.