Episode 4

Published on:

5th Apr 2022

Earth Month Series: Climate Change and National Security

Have you ever wondered how the disastrous impacts of climate change affect national and global security? How do we, states, and international organizations respond to these and prepare for imminent challenges?  

In this first episode of our Earth Month "Climate” series, host Logan Williams and the team at the Climate Change and (In)security Project discuss the intersections of climate change and national security and the challenges that come with addressing this existential threat. From specific regional concerns in the Arctic and The Sahel to the framing of local and multilateral solutions, this episode will delve into what it means to work towards a better future amidst global rising temperatures.

Dr. Tim Clack is the Chingiz Gutseriev Fellow at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford. He is also an Official Fellow for Environmental Change at Reuben College, Oxford. He joins the episode to discuss his research focus on responses to climate and environmental change, including conflict and migration. 

Logan is also joined by Louise Selisny, who is a Strategy Consultant with a specific interest in communications and defense. She has been engaged by a variety of organizations across the corporate and public sectors, including the UK Home Office and the UK Ministry of Defense. She has a wide range of local governance and stakeholder relations experience in Eastern Africa and Central Asia, and joins us to discuss the human security dimensions of this challenge.

This episode was hosted by Logan Williams. The executive producers for this season of OPP are Read Leask and Livey Beha. And this episode was produced by Claddagh Nic Lochlainn, Grace Miner, and Elsa Katz. To stay up to date on Season 4, be sure to subscribe to Oxford Policy Pod wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow us on Instagram @oxfordpolicypod_ and on Twitter @oxfordpolicypod.

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Oxford Policy Pod
A policy podcast from students at the Blavatnik School of Government
A bi-weekly policy podcast based out of the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. The Oxford Policy Pod explores pressing policy issues around the globe and is produced by students reading for a Master of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government.

The podcast explores contemporary policy challenges that policymakers face all over the world, and taps into the rich diversity of policy experience and insights of the student body and faculty.

The executive producer for season 3 is Lian Ryan-Hume. The show is hosted by Sruthi Palaniappan, edited by Allisha Azlan, produced by Jessica Krejcie, and researched by Manuel Azuero, Veniecia Laylor, Nandita Venkatesan, Paolo Tejano, Adam Flaherty, Mayra Gramani, Frédérique St-Jean, and Laura Caccia.

The podcast is supported by the staff of the Blavatnik School of Government.

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