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National security issues associated with climate change subject of April 16 Honors lecture

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – John T. Ackerman of the Air and Command Staff College will present a lecture on national security issues related to climate change at Southeastern Louisiana University April 16.

     Ackerman’s talk, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in Meade Hall, room 112, is part Southeastern’s interdisciplinary lecture series on global climate change. Free and open to the public, the presentation is the last of four lectures by leading authorities on climate change that are being held on campus as part of the series sponsored by the Southeastern Honors Program.

     “Global climate change is something that affects all of us and crosses a wide range of disciplines of study,” Honors Program Director Kent Neuerburg said. “One goal of this lecture series is to see the many facets of this critical issue.  We hope this series will shed some further insight into the whole topic.”

     Ackerman is an assistant professor of national security studies at the Air Command and Staff College (ACSC) at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. He is also the research course director for the ACSC Department of Distance Learning.

     Ackerman’s research efforts have included exploration into the relationships between sustainability and security, the international relations implications of global climate change, and the national security ramifications of global warming. He is also investigating the link between global and regional environmental change and national security.

     The global climate change lecture series is also supported by Southeastern’s Center for Faculty Excellence and the colleges of Education and Human Development, Business, Science and Technology, and Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

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