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Project Title: Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Social and Political Stresses

PIN: DBASSE-CHDGC-11-01         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit:
Board on Environmental Change and Society

Stern, Paul

Subject/Focus Area:
Behavioral and Social Sciences; Environment and Environmental Studies; International Issues; National Security and Defense

Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Social and Political Stresses
March 1, 2012 - March 2, 2012
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Alicia Jaramillo-Underwood
Phone: 202-334-1864
Fax: 202-334-3751


Committee on Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Political and Social Stresses
Board on Environmental Change and Society
National Research Council

Meeting #3 and Workshop
March 1-2, 2012

Keck Center, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington DC
Room 110
Draft Agenda

March 1, 2012


12:45 pm Break

1:00 pm Panel #1 [20 minute presentations per topic]
o Dennis Lettenmaier, University of Washington, “Climate and Water: Floods and Scarcity” [invited]
• Health [Kristie Ebi]
o Mark Wilson, University of Michigan, “Climate Impacts on Emerging and Re-emerging diseases” [confirmed]
• Food [David Lobell]
o Gary Eilerts, USAID, and Chris Funk, USGS, “FEWS NET” [confirmed]
o Mark Bellemare, Duke University, “Market Shocks, Food Insecurity and Stresses” [confirmed]

Discussion (also Q&A between topical sessions)

3:15 pm Break

3:30 pm Panel #2 [20 minute presentation per topic]
• Other Political Stresses [Richard Olson]
o Dan Aldrich, Purdue & USAID [confirmed]
o Speaker from the Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware, TBD


4:30 pm Break

CLOSED SESSION (begins 4:45 pm)

March 2, 2012

CLOSED SESSION (begins 8:30 am)

8:50 am Break

9:00 am Panel #3: [20 minute presentations per topic]
• Migration
o Neil Adger, UK government Foresight report on Migration and Global Environmental Change [via phone or video; confirmed]
o Sari Kovats, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine [confirmed]
• USAID Alert List
o Joe Hewett, USAID (by phone) [confirmed], “USAID Alert List Methodology”
• Juergen Scheffran, University of Hamburg [via phone or video; confirmed], “Climate Change and Stresses”


10:45 am Break

11:00 am General discussion

12:00 pm Working lunch/Panel #4
• Jack Goldstone, George Mason University [confirmed]
o The work of the Political Instability Task Force
o State of the art in forecasting political instability

1:15 pm Break


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Antonio Busalacchi
Otis Brown
David Easterling
Kristie Ebi
Thomas Fingar
Leon Fuerth
Sherri Goodman
Robin Leichenko
Robert Lempert
Marc Levy
David Lobell
Richard Olson
Richard Smith
John Steinbruner

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Results of workshop
Conceptual framework for the report
Draft report outline and writing assignments
Plans for final meeting and report production

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: March 21, 2012