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Changing Climate, Shared Experience: Lessons for Asia, the U.S. and the World

May 16, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$10 – $15

Successfully addressing the challenge of a changing climate is critical for maintaining conditions that are ripe for overall economic sustainability, political stability, and growth. Asia is the most disaster prone region in the world, a fact that places already strained institutions under additional pressure. Simultaneously, the U.S. faces the prospect of increasingly violent natural disasters, and in regions where such disasters were previously uncommon.  What lessons can Asia provide for the U.S., and what lessons can the U.S. provide for Asia in addressing climate-related issues?  Please join a distinguished panel of experts to discuss climate resiliency, particularly as it links to water resources, desertification, increasing mobility, displacement, and ultimately security.

John Briscoe is Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Environmental Engineering and Environmental Health at Harvard University, where he directs the Harvard Water Security Initiative.

Amanda Ikert is the C40 Initiative Director on Climate Change Adaptation. She was previously the C40 City Director in Jakarta.

Michael Werz is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, where his work as member of the National Security Team focuses on the nexus of climate change, migration, and security and emerging democracies, especially Turkey, Mexico, and Brazil. He has been a senior transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund where his work focused on transatlantic foreign policy and the European Union.

Andrew Revkin (moderator) is the Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University’s Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, and writes the award-winning Dot Earth blog for the opinion section of The New York Times.
Can’t make it to this program? Tune in to AsiaSociety.org/Live at 6:30pm E.T. for a free live video webcast. Viewers are encouraged to submit questions to moderator@asiasociety.org.


May 16, 2013
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$10 – $15
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