About the Environmental Change and Security Program

Since 1994, the Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) has explored the connections among environmental, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy. more

Healthy People, Healthy Environment: Integrated Development in Tanzania is the first in a series of short films produced by ECSP exploring population, health, and environment (PHE) projects around the world. For more information, please visit newsecuritybeat.org/healthypeople.

The Latest from the Environmental Change and Security Program


A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks (Report Launch)

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June 22, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Featuring: Alexander Carius, Managing Director, adelphi research Geoff Dabelko, Director, Environmental Studies, Ohio University; Senior Advisor, Environmental Change & Security Program, Wilson Center Roger-Mark De Souza, Director, Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience, Wilson Center (Invited) Richard Engel, U.S. Air Force (retired); Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program, National Intelligence Council Alice Hill, Senior Director for Resilience, National Security Council, White House (Invited) Christian Holmes, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment, U.S. Agency for International Development David McKean, Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State Rear Admiral Jonathan White, Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy; Director, Task Force Climate Change more

The Hillary Doctrine: Sex & American Foreign Policy (Book Launch)

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June 24, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Featuring: Rosa Brooks, Law Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, and a columnist and contributing editor for Foreign Policy Valerie Hudson, Author and Professor at Texas A&M University Kathleen Kuehnast, Director of Gender and Peacebuilding, USIP Patricia Leidl, Author and journalist Daniela Ligiero, Vice President of Girls and Women Strategy, UN Foundation more

De Souza Discusses Demographic Resilience in Latest SAIS Review of International Affairs

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Jun 02, 2015
In the latest edition of the Review of International Affairs, Roger-Mark De Souza examines the ways in which demographic trends influence security considerations, highlighting some key considerations in light of the reality of climate change and drawing policy implications for the security, humanitarian, and development communities. De Souza suggests that when countries find ways to harness population dynamics they enhance their “demographic resilience” and find ways to plan for the shocks and stresses associated with climate change that may increase their conflict potential. more

Global Trends in the Next Decade: Implications for U.S. National Security, Diplomacy, and Development

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June 04, 2015 // 10:00am12:00pm
Global trends, including climate change, population dynamics, water and energy scarcities, and a shifting economic landscape, are shaping the future of U.S. national security, diplomacy, and development policy. Please join us as we think about how to respond and what will influence international policy in the years to come. more

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