Climate Security as National Security: Climate Change and the Hawkeye State

November 14, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Old Capitol Museum, 21 N Clinton St

The Public Policy is pleased to support this event hosted by the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council. 

Climate change is at the forefront of both foreign and domestic policy. While often discussed as an environmental issue, there are profound consequences for our national security, the military, and international relations. From an increase in severe weather events to food security and migration—the complexities of climate have far-reaching implications for both Iowans and the nation writ large. Please join the American Security Project, the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council, and the University of Iowa’s International Programs and Public Policy Center and the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, as well as our group of expert panelists as we explore climate as the ultimate “threat multiplier.” Students learn the elements of globalization, internationalization, and critical cultural competencies necessary for curriculum design and student engagement to promote the development of citizens capable of engaging globally. 

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