Climate Change, Security and World Order

Event Details

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 
University Club
One West 54th Street
New York, NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

Event Description

An evening with Francesco Femia, Co-founder and Director of the Center for Climate and Security.  Mr Femia will highlight how adverse environmental conditions lead to political instability and conflict. 


TO REGISTER:  Please contact Teagan Judd in the Off-the-Record office by phone at, (212) 481-8100 ext. 223, or email at, [email protected].

Event Speakers

    • Francesco Femia - Speaker
      Co-founder and Director, The Center for Climate and Security

      Francesco Femia is Co-Founder & Director of the Center for Climate and Security, where he leads the Center’s policy development, analysis and research programs, and facilitates the primary forum for climate and security dialogue in the U.S. national security community. He has written, published and spoken extensively on the security implications of climate change, water stress and natural resource mismanagement in Syria and North Africa, including in the seminal report “The Arab Spring and Climate Change,” and in the SAIS Review of International Affairs, among others. He is also a regular commentator on how militaries and intelligence communities address climate change risks.


      He previously served as Program Director at the Connect U.S. Fund, where he directed programs ranging from international climate policy, to mass atrocity prevention and response.  At the Fund, he founded and facilitated the U.S. Climate Leadership Group, a multi-stakeholder effort involving policy institutes and donors in the national security and development sectors. He has over a decade of experience conducting research and policy development on the intersection of climate change, national and international security.


      Francesco has written for the SAIS Review of International AffairsAngle JournalDefense News, the Reuters Foundation, the National Journal, the Bulletin of Atomic ScientistsClimate Progress and e-International Relations, and has been cited by and interviewed in Stars and Stripesthe New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, MSNBC, NBC News, the National Review, Foreign Policy, the Christian Science Monitor, the BBC, the New Republic, Slate, the Toronto Star, the Atlantic, Weather, Climate and Society and the Daily Caller, among others.


      Francesco holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where he focused on EU security and defense policy, including a field study on Cyprus’s stalemated conflict. Francesco also serves on the advisory board of the Nuclear Security Working Group.

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