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Expert Panel: Policy and Governance on Science & Technology
This webinar will provide a deeper look at the security implications of climate change. This could include discussions over how a changing climate could drive increased conflict over immigration, competition for water, and arable land, competition for critical minerals, who should pay for climate adaptation, and other factors.

Moderator: Henry Kelly, PhD

Sherri Goodman
Sherri Goodman, Global Fellow at the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and Polar Institute, and Secretary General of the International Military Council on Climate & Security, is credited with educating a generation of U.S. military and government officials about the nexus between climate change and national security, using her famous coinage, “threat multiplier,” to fundamentally reshape the national discourse on the topic. Sherri serves as Vice Chair of the Secretary of State's International Security Advisory Board and on the EXIM Bank's Council on Climate. A former first Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security) and staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Goodman has founded, led, or advised nearly a dozen research organizations on environmental and energy matters, national security, and public policy.

Bill Bonvillian
William B. Bonvillian began teaching science and technology policy MIT in 2007, and has also taught a course on innovation policy since 2017. Prior to this position, from 2006-17, he was Director of the MIT’s Washington, D.C. Office, reporting to MIT’s President. In this position he worked to support MIT’s strong and historic relations with federal R&D agencies, and its role on national science policy. He has assisted with major MIT technology policy initiatives, on energy technology, the “convergence” of life, engineering and physical sciences, advanced manufacturing, online higher education and its "innovation orchard" project on startup scale-up. Prior to that position, he served for seventeen years as a senior policy advisor.

Mar 21, 2023 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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