“The Climate Change Challenge and Implications for National Security” By U.S. Navy Rear Admiral (Ret.) David W. Titley: Oct. 4

On Tuesday evening October 4, the Kozmetsky Center will feature a lecture presented by U.S. Navy Rear Admiral (Ret.) David W. Titley, Ph.D., Professor of Practice in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at Pennsylvania State University.  Dr. Titley is an internationally recognized expert in the field of climate, the Arctic, and National Security, and founding Director of Penn State’s Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk.  Dr. Titley’s career included 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. Professor Titley’s lecture entitled “The Climate Change Challenge and Implications for National Security” will be co-sponsored with the Austin World Affairs Council and take place from 7:00 – 8:30 PM in Carter Auditorium.

Please note that the Kozmetsky Center will also be featuring Dr. Geoff Dabelko, Professor and Director of the Environmental Studies Program at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio State University and Senior Advisor for the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center who will offer a second perspective in our series on the critical climate change issue this academic year in March 2017.

Read the full event flyer here.