On 28 October 2021, Al Cook, Coordinator of the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Programme and Senior Fellow at the NTS Centre participated in a roundtable discussion titled “Is Climate change our greatest global and national security threat?” hosted by The Azure Forum for Contemporary Security Strategy. Opening Remarks were provided by Vice Admiral Rtd. Mark Mellett, Chair of the Advisory Council of The Azure Forum for Contemporary Security Strategy & Former Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces. His fellow panelists were Laura Birkman, Senior Strategic Analyst & Head of the Climate and Security Program at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies & Member of the International Military Council on Climate and Security; John Conger, Director Emeritus at the Center for Climate and Security, Senior Advisor to the Council on Strategic Risks & Senior U.S. Advisor to the International Military Council on Climate and Security; and Mark Nevitt, Associate Professor of Law at Syracuse University College of Law & Former Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Law at the U.S. Naval Academy. The discussion was moderated by Caitríona Heinl, The Azure Forum for Contemporary Security Strategy & Adjunct Research Fellow, School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin.
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