Dispelling the fog of war: climate change and international security

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Nov ’17
5:45 pm

What is Happening:

The ANU Climate Change Institute invites you to a joint artistic performance and public lecture:

Dispelling the Fog of War:   Climate Change and International Security

Thursday 9th November

Register here

A brief musical and artistic performance:  “Oblivion”

Dr Alec Hunter & the Canberra Experimental Music Studio with Ngaio Fitzpatrick


Dispelling the Fog of War:  Climate Change and International Security

Public lecture with A/Prof Elizabeth Chalecki and Dr Albert Palazzo



The lecture:

Climate change will have ramifications well beyond crazy weather – it can affect national security amongst many other things. Temperature and precipitation changes will imperil food and water security and rising sea levels will impact on valuable infrastructure, transport and the coastal environment.   Extreme weather events will create challenges for public health, national and regional economies and military operability.

Dr. Elizabeth Chalecki, from the University of Nebraska Omaha, will discuss the connections between climate and national security that affect Australia and the world. As global temperatures continue to warm, the climate will be shifted into a new state, and the environmental conditions we rely upon to guarantee our sovereignty and security will change.

Dr Albert Palazzo will address one of the oldest mechanisms humans have employed when faced by an existential need to adapt:  War. He will discuss how climate change will encourage societies to choose war and what such wars may look like.

The presentations will be followed by audience Q&A, moderated by Professor Roger Bradbury, National Security College, ANU.

The performance

Oblivion is a short video work by Ngiao Fitzpatrick, responding to the global threat of climate change and the effects on the fragile natural world we and countless other species inhabit.

The work invites us to contemplate what a future world might look like.   It comments on our inability to fully comprehend a looming environmental disaster and reveals the unfolding drama of pressure, building to a point of no return.

The Canberra Experimental Music Studio, led by Dr Alexander Hunter of the ANU School of Music, is comprised of staff and students from across the ANU.   The collective will be working from a loose score which affords each member a great deal of personal freedom to interpret and respond to the film’s striking imagery.


Where is it On?:

Law Lecture Theatre, ANU College of Law, 5 Fellows Road, Acton, ACT 2601

RSVP?: Yes, register at:  eventbrite.com.au

Contact Details: http://climate.anu.edu.au


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