A day-long workshop will be held on 24 April 2009 around the theme of the relationship between climate change and security, orientating around four central questions:
To what extent can and should climate change be understood as a security issue?
Do we need "security" to make sense of climate change or respond effectively to it?
What are the implications of approaching climate change as a security issue?
How might we approach the relationship between climate change and security analytically and in practice?
Format of Workshop
Thursday 23rd April- Arden House- meet for drinks in the bar at 6pm; dinner to follow at 7pm
Friday 24th April- Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) Seminar Room, Milburn House
- 9.00: Tea and Coffee
- 9.30-10.30am: Session 1: Climate Change and Security in Practice (Richard Matthew, University of California, Irvine)
- 10.30-11.30am: Session 2: Climate Change and Human Security (Ed Page, PAIS)
- 11.30am-12pm: Tea and Coffee
- 12-1pm: Session 3: Climate Change and Global Governance (Matt McDonald, PAIS)
- 1-2 pm: Lunch
- 2-3pm: Session 4: Risk, Vulnerability and Climate Change (John Vogler, Keele University)
- 3-4.30pm: Session 5: Open Discussion: Climate Change and Security
Sessions 1-4 will commence with a 10-20 minute presentation on themes related to that topic by the designated speaker, followed by 40-50 minute discussion on the issues raised and the broader relationship to the climate change- security debate.
Session 5 will be an open discussion, designed to draw together the insights of the previous sessions and discuss what a future climate change-security relationship might look like in analytical and practical terms.
For more details, please contact Dr Matt McDonald, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick , Telephone: +44 (0) 24 765 23916 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org