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segment 5 / hour 16:
11:00 November 15, 2012

Middle East

Overview

Throughout the Middle East, access to freshwater and drought are creating flashpoints for conflict between governments and communities, with the potential for broad and far-reaching ramifications for U.S. national security. In this hour, we explore the national security threats posed by Dirty Weather, and learn how the international community is coming together to respond.

Panel Discussion

Climate Impacts and Solutions in the Middle East

Special Guests

Emad Adly, General Coordinator, Arab Network for Environment and Development (RAED)
Dr. Eugene Cordero, Professor, Department of Meteorology and Climate Science, San Jose State University
Leon Fuerth, Founder and Director, Project on Forward Engagement, George Washington University, Former National Security Advisor to Vice President Gore
Rabbi Lawrence Troster, Rabbinic Director, J Street

Panel Discussion

Climate Change and Armed Conflict

Special Guests

Emad Adly, General Coordinator, Arab Network for Environment and Development (RAED)
Brigadier General Stephen Cheney, USMC (Ret.), CEO, American Security Project
Dr. Eugene Cordero, Professor, Department of Meteorology and Climate Science, San Jose State University
Leon Fuerth, Founder and Director, Project on Forward Engagement, George Washington University, Former National Security Advisor to Vice President Gore

Hour 16