Climate Change and National Security

A talk given by Gregory White, Mary Huggins Gamble Professor of Government at Smith College speaking at a World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts Instant Issues Brown Bag lunchtime discussion series event.

A longtime member and friend of the Council, Greg White is the Mary Huggins Gamble Professor of Government, the current chair of the government department and a member of the Environmental Science and Policy Program Committee. He teaches courses on global environmental politics, international relations, migration and refugee politics, and international political economy.

White’s research and publications focus on Moroccan politics, environmental politics and international security. He is currently co-editor of the Journal of North African Studies. In 2009–10 he received a New Directions Grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation and studied climate and earth science at Columbia University’s Earth Institute.

Recent publications have included Environmental Refugees, in The Handbook on Migration and Security, Philippe Bourbeau, ed. (London: Edward Elgar, 2017), and The Specter of Climate Refugees: Why Invoking Refugees as a Reason to ‘Take Climate Change Seriously’ is Troubling, Migration and Citizenship Newsletter of the American Political Science Association 4:2, Summer 2016.

A popular Instant Issues speaker, Greg White is a former member of the Council’s Board of Directors.