In anticipation of its 100th anniversary, the Walsh School of Foreign Service is organizing an annual Centennial Event Series. Each year leading up to the 2019-2020 centennial year, SFS will choose an important theme around which to plan programs for the Georgetown and Washington, DC communities. Featuring experts and practitioners in international affairs and other disciplines intersecting with the theme, the Centennial Event Series will demonstrate the reach and relevance of SFS scholarship and its impact on key global issues.

The 2016-2017 Centennial Event Series theme is The Environment.

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February 2017

Future Transatlantic Collaboration On Energy & Climate Under Trump

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Intercultural Center, 241, 3700 O Street NW
Washington, DC 20057 United States
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European policymakers have started shaping an agenda for international climate collaboration in the Trump era. Sascha Müller-Kraenner, Executive Director of Deutsche Umwelthilfe/Environmental Action Germany, will discuss how the G20 Presidency might provide an opportunity to include the new U.S. administration in an international conversation around energy security, sustainable investments, and climate change.

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Electrification in Africa: The Future of Power Africa under Trump?

February 14 @ 12:30 am - 2:00 pm

Please join us for the next meeting of the Energy and Climate Policy Research Seminar with Dr. Todd Moss, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development.

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A Conversation with Amb. Patricia Espinosa: Executive Secretary, UNFCCC

February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Copley Formal Lounge, 3700 O Street NW
Washington, DC 20057 United States
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Please join the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace & Security, the School of Foreign Service, and the Georgetown Environment Initiative for a lecture and discussion with Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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March 2017

The Paris Agreement and the Future of Climate Cooperation

March 14 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20057 United States
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Please join us for the next Energy and Climate Policy Research Seminar with Dr. David G. Victor, University of California, San Diego.

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Lunch with the Professors: Subnational Approaches to Climate Change in India

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Intercultural Center, 241, 3700 O Street NW
Washington, DC 20057 United States
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On March 31, the India Initiative will host Vicki Arroyo, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center at the Georgetown Law Center. She will join students for a conversation on India’s role within the global climate framework.

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April 2017

Energy Transitions

April 4 @ 12:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20057 United States
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Please join us for the next Energy and Climate Policy Research Seminar with Kyle Meng, Assistant Professor, UC Santa Barbara.

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The Ambassadors’ Summit: Climate and Conflict

April 5 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
Gaston Hall, 37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057 United States
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This conference aims to address the intersectionality of Climate Change and Security. As a threat to national security, climate change acts as a threat multiplier, aggravating problems such as poverty, racial and social tensions, environmental degradation, and further destabilize states.

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A Conversation with Gus Speth

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Social Room, Healey Family Student Center, 3700 O Street NW
Washington, DC 20057 United States
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Join the Environmental Future(s) Initiative for a conversation with Mr. Gus Speth, founder of the World Resources Institute.

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New Challenges to Human Security: Environmental Change and Human Mobility

April 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
McShaine Lounge Large, 3700 O Street NW, McCarthy Hall, Library Walk
Washington, DC 20057 United States
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Please join the Institute of Study of Diplomacy for the launch of its new working group report on "New Challenges to Human Security: Environmental Change and Human Mobility."

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Southby Seminar: The Impact of Climate Change on Public Health in the South Pacific

April 12 @ 2:30 am - 4:30 pm
McGhee Library, 3700 O Street NW, ICC 301
Washington, DC 20057 United States
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Join us for an event with Professor Kristie L. Ebi is the Rohm & Haas Endowed Professorship in Public Health Sciences at the University of Washington.

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