Security and Defense Events


Climate-Security Connections: An Empirical Approach to Risk Assessment

March 06, 2007 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Research on the links between environmental scarcity and conflict has undergone a shift in recent years: the theory that resource scarcity leads to interstate conflict has taken a backseat to theories based on data suggesting that environmental stressors may lead to intra-group conflicts.

Flash Points and Tipping Points: Security Implications of Global Population Changes, 2005-2025

February 27, 2007 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Jack Goldstone and Eric Kaufmann discuss the potential security implications of rapid urbanization, global epidemics, shifts in economic power, declining populations in many developed countries, and increased immigration.

Book Launch--Regime Change: U.S. Strategy through the Prism of 9/11

February 21, 2007 // 3:00pm5:00pm
International Security Studies
with author Robert S. Litwak, Director, Division of International Security Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center and commentator Mitchell Reiss, Vice Provost of International Affairs, College of William & Mary; former Director of Policy Planning, Department of State

The New Way Forward in Iraq: The State Department Perspective

February 02, 2007 // 1:00pm2:00pm
International Security Studies
A Director's Forum with Ambassador David M. Satterfield, Senior Advisor and Coordinator for Iraq, U.S. Department of State

Book launch – US Nuclear Weapons Policy: Confronting Today's Threats

February 02, 2007 // 11:00am12:30pm
International Security Studies
with authors Chris Chyba, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences and International Affairs, Princeton University and Dean Wilkening, Science Program Director, Center for International Security and Arms Control, Stanford University

Measuring the Human Cost of War: Dilemmas and Controversies

January 10, 2007 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Frederick Burkle discusses ways in which the health community can better work with political and military actors to implement effective health programs and accurate monitoring mechanisms in fragile environments. The meeting is the sixth in ECSP's Health, Population, and Fragility series.

Liberia in Transition: A Discussion With the UN Panel on Liberia

December 12, 2006 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Africa Program
Members of the UN Panel of Experts on Liberia discuss the impact of Liberia's resources on West Africa's wars, how effective sanctions were in shutting down the conflicts, and whether it is time to restore control of the country's natural wealth to the newly elected national government.

Nonproliferation and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

December 08, 2006 // 11:00am12:30pm
International Security Studies
with Daniel Poneman, Principal, The Scowcroft Group; former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Nonproliferation and Export Controls, National Security Council

Environmental Challenges in War-Torn Societies: Sustainability and Human Security in Post-Conflict Reconstruction

November 29, 2006 // 8:00am4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
A distinguished panel of scholars and practitioners discuss the role of the environment in post-conflict peace building and the reconstruction of war-torn societies at the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University.

Dire Strait? Energy Security in the Strait of Malacca

November 14, 2006 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Asia Program
Foreign Policy magazine recently designated the Strait of Malacca as one of the world's five top global chokepoints. This narrow waterway, which divides Indonesia's Sumatra Island and western Malaysia, is a hub of global trade, including large percentages of Northeast Asia's oil and liquid natural gas. There is concern, however, that piracy and terrorism may jeopardize the safe transport of these energy needs.