Originally published in Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Information Session Ford Institute Working Group: Climate Change & Migration

The Ford Institute for Human Security will host an information session at 9:30 a.m., Mon., Sept. 11 in 3930 Posvar Hall.  

What if Houston’s flood waters never receded?

That is the foreseeable plight of densely populated, low-lying coastlands around the globe that face permanent inundation due to sea level rise. Climate change already has begun to cause people to migrate in search of safety and employment. As environmental disasters become more frequent and severe, so too will the phenomenon of “climate migrants.”

This working group studies what happens in the places that receive climate migrants. How do societies cope with the influx? When are displaced people peacefully integrated and when does their presence lead to violence? Can the potential for violence be reduced?|

We will examine the outcomes of climate migration in several case studies, including: Bangladesh, India and Vietnam. 

  • The working group will research and write a paper for submission to the annual Dupont Summit in Washington, DC in early December 2017. Group participants will be listed as co-authors of the paper.
  • Participants will develop skills required in policy focused professions, including research and analytical writing.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Dr. Seybolt at seybolt@pitt.edu or Diane Cohen at DRC51@pitt.edu

Information Session Ford Working Group 
Dr. Taylor Seybolt
Mon. Sept. 11, 2017
9:30 a.m.
3930 Posvar Hall



Ford Institute for Human Security
3930 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260