University of Vermont

Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

Greg White at UVM November 19th and 20th to discuss Climate Refugees

Dr. Greg White of Smith College will be at UVM and Gund November 19th and 20th to give two seminars on climate refugees. 

Dr. White will give a seminar, "Who's Afraid of Big Bad Global Warming?: Climate Change and Migration as a Security Issue," on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 in Rowell 103.  On Wednesday from 12:00-1:00pm, Dr. White will give a special Gund Tea in the Gund conference room in the Johnson House.  

Greg White received his A.B. from Lafayette College, an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Delaware, and the M.A. and Ph.D. (with a minor in African Studies) in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He arrived at Smith College in Massachusetts in 1993 and was promoted to professor in 2007. He is Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard '69 Faculty Director of the Global Studies Center and teaches courses on international political economy, global environmental politics, migration and refugees, and North African politics.

He is the author of "Climate Refugees or Mere Migrants: Climate-Induced Migration, Security, and Borders in a Warming World" (Oxford University Press, 2011) and has authored articles in the Review of International Political Economy, Perspectives on Politics, Middle East Journal, and Middle East Policy. He is currently associate editor of the Journal of North African Studies and serves on the boards of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies and the Tangiers American Legation Museum & Research Center in Morocco. He serves on the advisory committees of African Studies, International Studies, and the Environmental Science & Policy Program at Smith, and a member of the Political Science Graduate Faculty at UMass-Amherst.

He is the recipient of numerous grants from the Mellon, Ford and MacArthur Foundations, as well as two Fulbrights, and has served in residence at Columbia University’s Earth Institute (2009-10) and as the Class of 1946 Visiting Distinguished Professor in International Environmental Studies at Williams College (2011). In 2011, Professor White also received the Kathleen Compton Sherrerd ’54 and John J. F. Sherrerd Prize for Distinguished Teaching at Smith.