Climate Change and State Fragility: The Case of Syria and What It Means for the Future

Thursday, February 25, 2016
4:00-5:30PM
Bowers Auditorium
Francesco Femia and Caitlin Werrell, Center for Climate and Security

Title: Climate Change and State Fragility: The Case of Syria and What It Means for the Future

Date: Thursday, February 25

Time: 4:00-5:30pm (with a reception to follow)

Location: Bowers Auditorium, Sage Hall, 205 Prospect St (reception in the first floor lounge)

Speakers: Francesco Femia and Caitlin Werrell, Co-Founders and Presidents, The Center for Climate and Security

Moderator: Dr. Timothy Snyder, History Department

Description: Join Francesco Femia and Caitlin Werrell (Co-Founders, The Center for Climate and Security) to discuss the connection between climate and conflict in Syria. Mr. Femia will discuss the historical analysis of the ongoing conflict, while Ms. Werrell will discuss lessons for the future management of conflict and climate in fragile states. Dr. Tim Snyder of the Yale History Department will moderate. 

Sponsors: The Council on Middle East Studies at the MacMillan Center, the Yale Climate and Energy Institute, the Yale Environmental Law Association, the Risk Reduction, Adaptation and Disaster Student Interest Group, and the Climate Change Student Interest Group.