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Why Is It So Hard To Talk About Climate Change?
March 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The 2020-2021 Foreign Policy Forum Series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas.
Our community partners for this forum are The Great Lakes Energy Institute at Case Western Reserve University and CWRU Center for International Affairs.
Climate change is one area where politics, economics, and science come together to create an all-encompassing challenge that must be met by leaders worldwide. Unfortunately, it is clear that the causes, effects, and policies needed to counter climate change are a point of contention, as everything regarding climate change has become politically divisive. Global issues require global responses and there is no agreement on whether or how the international community can coordinate approaches to the many challenges involving energy, environment, and fiscal responsibilities. Molly Williamson, a retired Foreign Service Officer and current scholar with the Middle East Institute, will explore key factors confounding policy makers and political leaders, both foreign and domestic.
Molly Williamson is a retired Foreign Service Officer, who served six different presidents, and achieved the rank of Career Minister. Williamson speaks extensively on energy, economic and demographic factors affecting foreign policy formulation, US-Middle East relations, especially regional unrest, the Israel-Palestine conflict, Iran and nuclear challenges, and the interagency process.
She is a scholar with the Middle East Institute and the National Council on US-Arab Relations, a consultant, and frequent guest lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation, and the National Joint Staff College. Williamson has had a unique combination of policy positions in four Cabinet departments in the U.S. government as well as numerous diplomatic assignments in and about the Middle East. Williamson was the Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the Secretary of Energy with global responsibilities at the nexus of foreign policy and energy policy.
This webinar is free, but advanced registration is required.