2016 News

‘People and Climate Change’ registration closing soon

International experts on flooding, drought, extreme heat, land change and more will gather for a symposium on Friday, November 18, at the Brown School of Social Work. 

The symposium, “People and Climate Change: Vulnerability, Adaptation, Social Justice,” is to sharpen the focus on climate change as a social, economic and environmental justice challenge – and to identify policy solutions to enable people and communities to adapt to a changing climate.

More than a dozen scholars representing research from the United States, Latin America, Southeast Asia and other parts of the world will present at the symposium. Professor Jonathan Rigg, PhD, director of the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore, will be the keynote speaker.

Washington University in St. Louis, the National University of Singapore and the University of Tennessee are the event’s leadership partners.

The symposium is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Registration closes at 5 p.m. Friday, November 11. Please click here to see the agenda.

Members of the media are welcome to attend and should contact Neil Schoenherr, senior news director, Office of Public Affairs, at nschoenherr@wustl.edu.