Climate and Human Security Studies Group

The Climate and Human Security Studies Group (C&HSSG) is an interdisciplinary team of faculty, staff and students with interest, expertise or experience in the wide variety of human security topics. C&HSSG was created to explore non-traditional and transnational security threats and their impact on U.S. strategic, national security, and economic interests.

About The Climate and Human Security Studies Group

The C&HSSG serves as a focal point for information-sharing related to major global and U.S. activities, policy, and opportunities in this field. Climate topics include domestic and international policy around climate as well as security related topics like infrastructure, extreme weather, energy, sea level rise, and climate connected to conflict and other human security issues. Key human security issues include food and water scarcity, poverty and economic inequality, economic downturns, urbanization, pandemics, humanitarian crises, migration and corresponding vulnerable population, and gender-related initiatives.

In cooperation with other groups, the C&HSSG seeks to facilitate group meetings, guest speakers, dissemination of published research and articles, professional development and training opportunities, and workshops and conferences.

The C&HSSG will also network affiliated faculty and subject matter experts with communities of scholars and professionals in other government agencies and academic institutions. This supports the CNO’s initiative of expanding and strengthening our network of partners by unifying related non-traditional security concerns, which can be the root causes and complicating factors of conflict and essential elements to building and sustaining peace.