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Disaster Refuge: Displaced Persons in an Age of Accelerated Climate Change

María Cristina García

  • Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Cornell University

María Cristina García, a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow, is the author of several books on immigration, refugee, and asylum policy. She is currently completing a book about climate refugees.

Migration experts forecast that, by 2050, hundreds of millions of people will be displaced from their homes because of eroding coastlines, drought, more powerful storms, and other so-called “natural” disasters. In this talk, García will discuss the legal, political, and humanitarian implications of this migration and the possibilities for creating a climate refugee policy.

This event is co-sponsored by the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

This event is at capacity, please arrive early to ensure your seat. We will be releasing vacant seats at 11:50 a.m. Thank you!
A light lunch will be provided.

Thursday, March 21, 2019
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.