April 22, 2010

What do Carol Browner, Rear Admiral Philip Hart Cullom, David Kilcullen, Robert Kaplan and I Have in Common?

We will all be speaking at CNAS's huge - huge - event next Wednesday on natural resources and security! This is public, dear readers, and your chance to be in the room for the event listed below. We are thrilled and honored to be hosting this amazing group. Note that the invitation below also links to our just-released report on climate change and DOD, which includes chapters on maritime, air and ground forces and the combatant commands. Enjoy the report, and we hope to see you all next week.

The effects of climate change and the way we use energy are significant U.S. national security challenges.  Addressing them will be increasingly important for our nation's defense. The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) invites you to attend an event that will examine these critical issues, featuring a keynote address by Carol Browner, Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change.

A roundtable discussion among national security experts will follow the keynote address featuring: David Kilcullen, President and CEO of Caerus and renowned irregular warfare expert; Rear Admiral Philip Hart Cullom, USN, lead of the Navy’s Task Force Energy and Director of the Fleet Readiness Division on the Navy Staff; Robert Kaplan, CNAS Senior Fellow and correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly; and Christine Parthemore, CNAS Bacevich Fellow. Experts will address questions including: How will energy and water challenges in Pakistan and Afghanistan affect current operations in the region and U.S. military bases around the globe? How will competition for energy, strategic minerals, food, and water affect countries and regions of strategic importance – from Afghanistan to the Arctic, China to Yemen?

This event marks the launch of the groundbreaking CNAS report Broadening Horizons: Climate Change and the U.S. Armed Forces, which examines the dual pressures of climate change and energy on each U.S. military service and regional combatant command.  Authors Christine Parthemore; Commander Herb Carmen, USN; and Will Rogers map a road ahead to improve the country's ability to promote national security in the face of a changing climate. 

You are cordially invited to the CNAS event:
Natural Security: Navigating the Future Global Environment
with a keynote address by
The Honorable Carol Browner
Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change 
David Kilcullen, Rear Admiral Philip Cullom, Robert Kaplan and Christine Parthemore
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
3:00-5:30 p.m. - Cocktail reception to follow 
RSVP here.
Date and Time:
April 28, 2010
2:30-3:00 p.m.: Check-in and registration
3:00-5:30 p.m.: Event
5:30-7:00 p.m.: Cocktail reception
Willard Intercontinental Hotel’s Grand Ballroom
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
Online: Click here. 
By phone: 202.457.9427
The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is an independent and nonpartisan research institution that develops strong, pragmatic and principled national security and defense policies. CNAS leads efforts to help inform and prepare the national security leaders of today and tomorrow. Since its founding, CNAS has produced groundbreaking work under its Natural Security program, which explores the interconnectedness of climate change, energy, minerals, water, land and biodiversity; how these issues affect U.S. national security; and offer pragmatic policy recommendations for addressing them.   
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Ph: (202) 457-941
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