National Security in the Pandemic Age

March 15, 2020
DESCRIPTION: Alice C. Hill, an expert on disaster- and climate-risk policy who was on the National Security Council under President Obama and is now a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations

Dr. Rod Schoonover served in the federal intelligence community for a decade, including as Director of Environment and Natural Resources at the National Intelligence Council. He is the founder and director of Ecological Futures Group

This New York Times article describes his run-in with the Trump White House:
"State Dept. Intelligence Analyst Quits to Protest Blocked House Testimony"

Dr. Geoffrey D. Dabelko is Professor and Associate Dean at the George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University in Athens, OH. He was the longtime director of the Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) at the Wilson Center in Washington


One of the most overused and ill-defined words in conversations about the environment is “sustainability.” So the first step in effective communication in pursuit of a better human relationship with the Earth and each other is to ask, “Sustain what?”

Here we explore how to make information and conversations matter on a fast-changing, noisy planet where humanity’s decisions, or indecision, in our lifetimes will leave an imprint on societies, climate and ecosystems for generations to come.