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ADVISORY: Tom Friedman and Anne-Marie Slaughter on Climate Change and the Arab Spring
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ADVISORY: Tom Friedman and Anne-Marie Slaughter on Climate Change and the Arab Spring

Washington, D.C. — Please join the Center for American Progress, the Center for Climate & Security, and the Stimson Center on Thursday, February 28, for the release of a new volume on “Climate Change and the Arab Spring.” Panelists Tom Friedman, Anne-Marie Slaughter, and Michael Werz will parse out these complex interactions and discuss the implications for U.S. foreign and development policy.

The volume outlines the complex pressures exerted by the effects of climate change on the convulsions which swept through the Middle East in 2010 and 2011, exploring the long-term trends in precipitation, agriculture, food prices, and migration which contributed to the social instability and violence which has transformed the region, and offering solutions for progress.

Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress
Caitlin E. Werrell and Francesco Femia, Founding Directors, Center for Climate & Security

Tom Friedman, New York Times columnist, bestselling author of From Beirut to Jerusalem and The World Is Flat, and winner of three Pulitzer Prizes
Anne-Marie Slaughter, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, former Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. Department of State

Michael Werz, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

February 28, 2013
10:00am ET – 11:30am ET



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