University of Vermont

Smith Professor to Speak at UVM on Climate Change and Migration as a Security Issue

Greg White, the Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard '69 Faculty Director of the Global Studies Center at Smith College, will participate in a special seminar at the University of Vermont on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. in 103 Rowell Building. The seminar is titled, “Who's Afraid of Big Bad Global Warming?: Climate Change and Migration as a Security Issue.”

White 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. Professor White 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 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.

White teaches courses on international political economy, global environmental politics, migration and refugees, and North African politics.

His visit is co-sponsored by the Vermont Council on World Affairs, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, and the Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security.