March 11, 2014
Boston Public Library - Commonwealth Salon
700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
John M. Reilly, Ph.D., Co-Director, MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change; Center for Environmental Policy Research, MIT
Calestous Juma, Ph.D., Director of the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project at Harvard's Belfer Center; Principal Investigator of the Agricultural Innovation in Africa Project
Even as a sixth of the world's population suffers from chronic hunger, a changing climate threatens to wreak havoc on already insecure and vulnerable populations. As food and water become scarce and once fertile land becomes barren, governments face new challenges in human security. Can the United States help mitigate the effects of environmental changes on other societies? What should Americans expect in the decades to come? Bring your questions to next week's Great Decisions!