Kozmetsky Center: Climate Change and National Security

The next Kozmetsky Center event of the semester features a lecture on The Climate Change Challenge and Implications for National Security with Dr. David Titley, Rear Admiral (ret.), U.S. Navy, and Professor of Practice in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences at Pennsylvania State University. The event is cosponsored by the World Affairs Council of Austin and will take place on Tuesday, October 4th in Carter Auditorium from 7:00-8:30pm.

Dr. Titley is an internationally recognized expert in the field of climate, the Arctic, and National Security, and he is founding Director of Penn State’s Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk.  Dr. Titley’s career includes duties as Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy, and Deputy Assistant Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance.  While serving in the Pentagon, Dr. Titley initiated and led the U.S. Navy’s Task Force on Climate Change.  After retiring from the Navy, Dr. Titley served as the Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for Operations, the Chief Operating Officer position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  He completed his advanced graduate studies in the fields of meteorology and physical oceanography.

Kozmetsky Center Presentation on 12 Sept. by Visiting Senior Fulbright Scholar

Please join the Kozmetsky Center for our semester opening event on Monday, September 12 at 12:00 noon in the Mabee Ballroom A welcoming Dr. Volodymyr Dubovyk, Visiting Senior Fulbright Scholar at St. Edward’s University for the 2016-2017 academic year. Please encourage your students and your classes to attend. For additional details, please see:

Dr. Dubovyk is Associate Professor of International Relations and Director of the Center for International Studies at Odessa National University in Odessa Ukraine. Dr. Dubovyk will be offering a senior seminar course for Global Studies and Political Science in Spring 2017, and the Kozmetsky
Center is honored to feature Professor Dubovyk’s first lecture event in Austin on Monday September 12 in Mabee Ballroom A at 12:00 noon-1:00 PM entitled “Ukraine’s Political & Economic Challenges: National and International Prospects.” Please join us in welcoming Professor Dubovyk to St. Edward’s University!

Sharyl Cross, PhD
Director, Kozmetsky Center &
Global Policy Fellow, Kennan Institute Wilson Center